Gov. Cuomo: Some subway service to be restored
Unsure which areas will be running
- Duration 3:42
- Date Oct 31, 2012
Unsure which areas will be running
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I'm a little bit of good news for the more than nine million people community commuting in and out of -- New York City each day the governor just announced that there will be some very limited service.
On the two commuter rail systems in and out of New York later today.
But officials are also estimating that full service will not be fully restored for weeks if not months.
And it's going to have a big impact even beyond the borders of the Big Apple.
Trace Gallagher liven up -- that's.
-- And the problem is mega -- nobody knows exactly which service is gonna come back online tomorrow or the day after you -- in the tristate area some eight point five million people use this every single day in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority kind of summed it up best saying.
Of the 5000 square miles they cover not a single corner.
Went untouched look at this 36 hours after the floodwaters came into the subway stations and the tunnels the floodwaters.
The pictures look very very discouraging the entire subway system remained shut down we're talking about.
Stations 600 miles of track.
It could take four or five days to get all of this water out of -- but again limited service on subways may begin their saying may begin sometime tomorrow take a look at the tunnels because it it takes for five days to get the water -- of the subways the -- that could take -- water longer this is the Brooklyn Battery Park -- this goes under the East River from Brooklyn.
Into lower Manhattan you need is submarine begging to get the need that tunnel right -- look at the truck in the middle.
It's amazing other tunnels as well flooded coming in and out of New York City here now is the governor of New York Andrew Cuomo -- I can assure you everyone is doing everything they can roll working very very hard.
But these are significant challenges that we're facing.
And problems in many cases that we've never experienced before -- or not in a generation.
So patience and tolerance would be appreciated.
And on the system that I spent years on metro north.
Up to Connecticut out to Long Island across to New Jersey right now shut down you can see the big reason why debris all over the 700 miles of track.
In fact there's a boat.
On one of the tracks and of course checking out all of that track remains a monumental -- but again we're talking about some service.
Coming on line possibly later today even the good news has some bad sides because.
The roads are open the buses are running but they are jammed and the ferries are running but very slowly Megan and of course the traffic as you might imagine.
Is that a -- -- one of -- Booker is for your show Megan got on the road at 5:30 this morning we should mention 5:30 this morning from Long Island.
It's what 135 in the afternoon still not work.
That's supposed to be an hour an hour fifteen minute commute.
I mean it's just incredible Trace thank you that's the problem is that you know this isn't just a New York City all they had a bad storm in and news people are playing it up.
Nine million people they depend on those those rail lines a subway lines to get their case to the doctor.
To get their groceries here in the coming out of Manhattan most people don't have cars they -- use the subway system to go to the grocery store and so on.
And looked at Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
We were just there we were just there look at this this is what we did the tunnel to towers run.
-- of the wounded veterans this is with me and my senior producer my executive producer Tom -- running by the wall that you see right there covered in water.
This is where we were in the tunnel running for these wounded warriors and now look at it any imagine it in there with that truck completely submerged is to give you an idea that's Tom waiting for me.
Fifty is -- -- backward rush and hurry up up things for that Tom.