Subways In NYC Were Flooded As Huge Storm Ravaged US North-East
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The morning commute can sometimes be a massive ballache. Whether someone is invading your personal space, your bus is running late, or the weather isn't particularly nice - the journey to work can sometimes leave you in a bad mood.
Well, spare a thought for people in New York City who had quite the morning while trying to escape a huge downpour.
It almost looks as if the roofs had been taken off subway stations in the Big Apple as a storm raged on.
Rain Room but without the line! @MTA pic.twitter.com/RUBudFPehn
- Mathias Kook (@Mbkook24) April 16, 2018
scenes from 145th st/broadway. @NYCTSubway @MTA @NY1 #justalittlerain pic.twitter.com/vUYed8Se6g
- josh guild (@jbguild) April 16, 2018
Probably a bad picture but the NYC subway station on 96th street is flooded... underground... pic.twitter.com/exTO7EXcVj
- Lyric (@LyricOfWisdom) April 16, 2018
As if Mondays weren't bad enough.
People have... erm, flooded social media with pictures and videos of water cascading down stairs, through ceilings and even dripping from the tops of trains.
The New York City Subway service has tweeted saying: "As happens during heavy storms like today's, water is entering some stations from the street. We're sending emergency maintenance teams and customer service staff to locations where they're needed.
"We'll keep staircases and other station areas open as long as it's safe to do so, but please be careful as you enter and exit trains."
Imagine walking off a train thinking you were undercover - and then the doors open to this monstrosity.
.@NYGovCuomo Fix the subways. cc: @2AvSagas @CynthiaNixon pic.twitter.com/3jJb9Ht1BX
- Bret Hyde (@BretHyde) April 16, 2018
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek said: "The area was hit by a very strong, potent system. The air mass came up from the Gulf states and combined with air coming off the Atlantic Ocean, so it had a lot of moisture with it.
"The heaviest, steadiest rain is shifting out of the city, so the worst is over for New York."
Thankfully for residents it appears the worst is over, and the evening commute won't be nearly as bad. It appears the heavens are closing up and it's now partly cloudy, with not too much rain forecast for the next few days.
But if getting to work under those conditions seems awful, imagine trying to do a marathon in rain like that. Sure, it'd keep you from overheating, but the 30,000-people partaking in the Boston marathon didn't seem too happy with the downpour.
Several runners reportedly had to be treated for hypothermia.
Many spent their morning huddled under tents to stay warm and then were forced to brave the rain when the race got underway. Marathons are tough already - this just seems cruel.
Not only that but athletes also had to battle gale-force headwinds during the 26.2-mile course - yeah, I think we'd all prefer to be on the couch.