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Grand Central Station CLOSES, stranding thousands of passengers due to massive storm on north-east


Commuters at New York’s Grand Central station have been left in limbo after a massive storm hit late on Tuesday afternoon where multiple trees fell on to tracks.

Multiple lines are affected, and pictures show thousands of people crammed inside with nowhere to go. 

Massive crowds have resulted in doors to the station reportedly being shut to keep extra people from flooding the already packed out area.

Wind gusts of up to 70mph, heavy rain, thunderstorms and hail are all expected to wreak havoc on the Lower Hudson Valley on Tuesday evening, LoHud reported.

Trains are suspended and thousands are stuck at New York’s Grand Central Station due to a massive storm lashing down on the north-east

Trains to Harlem are suspended, while the Metro-North New Haven Line and part of the Hudson line have resumed service with speed restrictions. 

Though the lines have reopened, there are expected to be continued delays of up to an hour as people begin to clear out of the station.  

Fallen trees on the line north of Croton mean the Hudson line will only operate up to Croton Harmon, though buses will be made available for those who need to go further.

Lyft and Uber are reportedly making a killing out of the commuting ordeal, with screenshots showing both services are reportedly charging upwards of $200 to get out of the area. 

Last night, the storm saw a brief ground stop announced at Washington’s Dulles Airport and a tornado warning just west of Washington DC, The Weather Channel reported. 

At JFK airport on Tuesday night, inbound flights have been delayed at their origin for nearly four hours, and departures are delayed more than two hours and 15 minutes. 

Most of New Jersey is under flash flood watch, and up to three inches of rain is expected, as are thunderstorms which could cause power outages, NJ.com reported.

The warning will be in place until 2am.   

‘The greatest threat for any flash flooding or severe weather will be across southern New England and the northern Mid-Atlantic states Tuesday evening,’ the National Weather Service said.

Multiple lines have been affected by trees falling across the tracks, and delays of up to an hour are expected on reopened lines

Multiple lines have been affected by trees falling across the tracks, and delays of up to an hour are expected on reopened lines

 

  



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