Storm causes havoc during New York City evening commute
NEW YORK — Thousands of riders were left stranded when a line of strong storms pushed across New York City and badly disrupted the evening commute.
Metro-North says the Hudson, New Haven and Harlem+ lines have resumed normal service after being suspended earlier because of downed trees on the tracks.
The commuter railroad says passengers should expect residual delays.
Pictures posted on social media showed concourses at the terminal jammed with stranded passengers.
The sky over the city turned black as the storm rolled in.
All watches and warnings have been cancelled as thunderstorms have pushed south and east of the area. Please pass along any reports of damage if it is safe to do so. Pictures are appreciated! pic.twitter.com/G4U4SIMmpg— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) May 15, 2018
The three major airports serving the city were all experiencing flight delays of an hour or more.
In Connecticut, large swaths of the state are in the dark.
Incredible video show winds whipping water off a rooftop pool on top of a New York City skyscraper https://t.co/whMcZVMoln— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) May 15, 2018
Over 130,000 customers are without power across the state. Eversource, the state's largest electric utility, is reporting 121,000 outages across the state Tuesday night. The United Illuminating Co., which serves the southwestern shoreline, was reporting nearly 9,901 customers without power.
STORMS SLAM TEN STATES: A powerful band of severe weather is moving through several major cities tonight – New York, Philadelphia, and Boston – bringing the evening commute to a standstill. @GioBenitez reports and @Ginger_Zee has the forecast. https://t.co/P9UWm4fXff pic.twitter.com/bTqgsDbRVO— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) May 15, 2018
Bradley International Airport says that flight operations are attempting to return to normal after it suspended flights, but there are a few delays. The National Weather Service had issued tornado warnings for Hartford, Litchfield, Fairfield, Middlesex, and New Haven counties, calling the storm "dangerous," and has since downgraded the warnings.
Connecticut State Police are warning drivers to use extra caution, given the potential for strong winds, downpours and reduced visibility.