UPDATE Tuesday 11:50 AM: The latest on MTA and NYC transportation:
Some bus service will begin at 5 p.m. on a Sunday schedule.
There is no timetable yet for subway service resumption. Governor Andrew Cuomo and MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said in a joint press conference Tuesday morning they hope to have full bus service restored Wednesday morning. No fares will be charged through Wednesday.
Portions of subway service will return in pieces as it is able. Buses will be used to connect fractured sections.
Flooding could keep east river crossings shut for some time. The Clark, Steinway, Rutgers and Strawberry Street tubes under the East River are all flooded. Lhota said pumps are clearing the Joralemon Street tube and will have it dry in a few hours.
No buses or trains were damaged because of effective shut down preparations. Assessment of the extent of the damage on the tracks “will take a little bit more time than we thought,” Lhota said.
Lhotoa said flooding at the South Street subway station was “literally up to the ceiling.” this is the station I go to to get to Staten Island Ferry terminal for my gigs.
Pumping is underway in the Battery Tunnel.
Metro-North has no power from 59th Street to Croton.