Tuesday, January 31, 2023

MTA prepares for the arrival of severe weather in our area

what you should Know

  • The MTA is preparing to forecast heavy rain and high winds Thursday night through Friday.
  • Clearing drains, equipping and strategically pre-positioning to respond quickly to any occurrence of floods or other weather related challenges.
  • The MTA bridge and tunnel will restrict flatbed trucks and empty tandem trucks from 8:00 p.m. Thursday through 8:00 p.m. Friday.

NEW YORK — Due to the arrival of inclement weather in our region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Thursday that it is working to provide safe and reliable service despite heavy rain, strong winds and strong winds. Taking precautions for. Risk of flooding from Thursday night through Friday night.

As people begin traveling ahead of the holiday weekend, the agency reminds customers to stay tuned for service updates by visiting new.mta.info, the TrainTime app or MTA social media.

mta bridge and tunnel

The MTA bridge and tunnel will restrict flatbed trucks and empty tandem trucks from 8:00 p.m. Thursday through 8:00 p.m. Friday. pedestrians enter cross bay bridge why Marine Parkway Bridge They will remain closed during this period. RFK Bridge and pedestrian walkway on the bridge henry hudson May be closed depending on weather conditions.

Bridge and tunnel crews are checking all flood prone locations for debris and will continue to monitor during the storm. Crews will also monitor wind conditions and apply appropriate speed or traffic restrictions, if necessary, depending on the conditions.
The maintenance personnel are ready to deal with any incident or emergency during the storm.

New York City Subway

New York City Transit is strategically positioning severe weather response teams, including track and signal specialists, at critical locations to respond to any weather related events.

Crews are preparing three high-capacity pump-capacity trains, two trains designed for debris cleanup, and additional emergency trucks and emergency response equipment, including track pumps and chainsaws.

To reduce the potential for flooding and respond to any flooding incidents, crews will inspect drains in flood-prone areas to make sure they are working, and supervisors will call flood-gates for flood reports. Will monitor prone locations to ensure quick response. Lift and escalator experts will be deployed at flood prone locations to deal with any weather related issues.

New York City Buses

MTA staff will monitor and prepare routes for known flooding events. Additional staff will be on standby in case of service interruption or metro closure. All bus facilities roof drains will be checked and ensured that they are free of debris and any loose material will be secured. Emergency generators are being tested and will be ready in the event of a power outage.

Long Island Railroad and Metro-North Railroad

The MTA is prepositioning commuter rail crews and diesel locomotives so they will be in position to minimize service disruptions. Additional crews will be added this afternoon to quickly identify and address potential road, signal and electrical problems resulting from flooding, mudslides, downed trees and other potential storm surge. Crews will inspect and clean drainage areas where necessary, reinforce key locations, and search for trees that need to be removed, as well as any road structures that need attention.

Rail crews have tools on hand so they can react quickly as circumstances require: chainsaws to clear downed trees, pumps to flood areas, identify locations and replace damaged utility poles and crossing gates Supply availability for.

Railroads worked aggressively to actively protect infrastructure by addressing poor drainage locations, improving track-adjacent vegetation management, and strengthening and replacing utility poles, among other things. Is.

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