Sandy leaves unprecedented challenges for New York City subways
(Source: Reuters, October 30, 2012)
NEW YORK — The giant storm Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York City subway system, flooding tunnels, garages and rail yards and threatening to paralyze the nation's largest mass-transit system for days. All seven subway tunnels running under the East River from Manhattan to Queens and Brooklyn took in water, and any resulting saltwater damage to the system's electrical components will have to be cleaned - in some cases off-site - before the system can be restored, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transit Authority said on Tuesday.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012