NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven and Harlem line services were temporarily suspended on Friday due to heavy rain.
“Service remains suspended on the Hudson, Harlem, or New Haven lines in both directions between Manhattan and The Bronx as a result of severe flooding caused by today’s storm. Customers are strongly advised to not travel until we can restore train service,” the company posted on X.
Metro-North shared an update on Friday night stating that the New Haven line had reopened, but delays would still be expected as crews cleared flood waters from the Bronx.
This comes after New York Gov. Kathy Hocul declared a state of emergency for New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley due to the rain and flooding.
Annalisa Mensah of Manchester was on her way to work in Brooklyn when the train stopped because the tracks were underwater. She said she had to sit on the train for hours for hours until passengers were allowed off.
“Lucky enough there was a train on standby taking people that were still waiting to go back, so I was able to make it here for hours later,” Mensah said.
Most parts of western and central Connecticut were under a flood watch through Friday night. The rain is expected to continue through Saturday morning.
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