Traffic piles up in NYC as some bridges reopen
Commuters deal with mess across boroughs
- Duration 5:12
- Date Oct 31, 2012
Commuters deal with mess across boroughs
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Downed power lines trees and water still choking up roads across the storm zone making -- traffic a real nightmare in the hardest hit areas.
Here in New York city's traffic jams like you cannot imagine.
-- like -- This is a live look on sixth avenue in front of our studios may not look like it at the moment.
Reportedly looks like this all over Manhattan and -- downtown you know much of the city is in the dark.
About eighty blocks of the city and from side to side.
Millions of commuters -- -- hours long bus trips and bumper to bumper traffic sometimes for hours to get across a bridge or tunnel.
The city still figuring out how to fix the subway and train systems many of the tunnels that carry the trains.
Are still flooded in fact the one that goes for the path train over to New Jersey.
Five miles long completely filled they tell us but here in the city fortunately Mayor Bloomberg says some release on the way.
Bus service will continue into increased limited subway service may actually return tomorrow.
And this certainly -- not be -- below 34 street in Manhattan where there is no power.
And the MTA workers are working extremely hard to get the water on the tunnels and stations.
It is a herculean task across the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey things are much better sandy flooded out much of that city and 20000 people reportedly still stranded there.
Some residents say they are furious with the mayor because of a lack of food water.
In fact one guy told the Associated Press that he floated to City Hall on an air mattress so he could give her a piece of his mind that.
The Fox Report Jonathan Hunt is live over in Hoboken forces across the river tonight wow what a picture behind you rescue still going on there -- -- and it's proving to be a very long and very difficult process getting -- all of those still stranded.
By what all very deep.
On many of the streets here in Hoboken tonight -- The national god arrived here early this morning they've been going -- with trucks and boats getting into as many people as the what they can.
We saw some of those being brought back into the safety of the City -- area earlier today very relieved to be out of -- -- dire situations for so many people are just a short time ago the -- spoke about this rescue effort listen.
We then going out with with hay loaders.
And going into the equipment that we can we had to say -- -- -- those payload is the only things that we could use.
You get to our residents.
But that not getting to everybody by any means yet -- we heard from one family friends.
Of one of up produces at Fox News.
The chaos still stuck in that home on Monroe street here in Hoboken tonight without any how -- any food any water they have a two year old.
And a six month old and it is getting very cold here I can tell you show.
-- forty some night thirties tomorrow night and you're on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.
Behind you miss this city and explain to people what's back there.
Yeah extraordinary to see tonight as darkness fell -- and let me that lets you take a look at this.
You're looking down and that the southern tip of Manhattan -- you can see those few lights around the World Trade Center and Battery Park.
And then as we -- north almost total darkness in the neighborhoods as we go north.
The west village.
The meat -- district Chelsea and then eventually.
You get to midtown Manhattan where you finally get -- the iconic image.
At the Empire State Building and the lights of times glad that is -- Manhattan life is something approaching normal tonight.
Where resident -- half of the greatest city in the world.
Still remains in darkness -- and I think the mayor has said they hope maybe to have some electricity to of those 8090 blocks or so.
Maybe by the weekend may be.
Yet maybe by the weekend is -- which told but that is a long time for these people.
Didn't survive down that way that in any light.
-- Powell whatsoever there are a lot of people are doing what they can we had about one restaurant by the way down in the Meatpacking District.
They said that their stakes were all gonna go bad because they had no power so they set up a gas grill outside.
Started selling -- normally 47 dollar -- For about ten bucks so people are doing what they can -- yield fashion -- Jonathan I'm gonna wait and watch that pan out as he pans to the right look at.
All of that in lower Manhattan as we go back to pick up Jonathan absolutely pitch black.
For the third night in a row it is very difficult to get by down there refugees from the lower end of Manhattan going up -- for -- To visit friends for the first time down doubters don't visit up these very often do they Johnny.
No they don't with a very good reason the upper east side is there a strange breed -- -- a lot of downtown Manhattan -- have had no choice but to get up that.
The last couple of days and they'll be staying up there for a few days yet it seems show.
If they're gonna have to Jonathan Hunt life force across the river in Hoboken Jersey great stuff all week Jonathan thank you so much.
Well the New York.