November 2, 2012

Grim Scenes From New York’s Flooded Subway System

If you want to see what a difficult task the MTA faces in the coming days, look at these photos the agency posted on Tuesday to its Flickr account. The damage is incredible. The South Ferry subway station is a dark Venice with waves lapping at platform edges. Out on the Rockaway line, repair crews face yawning holes in the ground and the occasional washed-up boat on the tracks. If you’re wondering why the transit agency didn’t prepare for the tidal surge with sandbags and the like, they did: It just didn’t make much of a difference against the storm’s brutal tides.

Read more. [Images: Flickr]

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    FUCKING NEVER EVER GO DOWN THERE YOU GUYS. nopenopenopenopenopenopenope
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  7. jcmatt said: A frightening sight. Just across the Hudson, we got off easy with this storm. Glad things are starting to get back to normal around here.
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    Well, shit.