NEW YORK (PIX11)—Flood watches and advisories remain in effect Monday for the tri-state area, a day after record rainfall prompted power outages, airport delays and service disruptions throughout the area.
According to forecasters, Central Park was hit with three inches of rain, while portions of Brooklyn got swamped with four inches; approximately seven inches fell at Kennedy Airport and in Bellmore, Long Island.
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Flooding has also occurred in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and parts of Westchester County. Stranded cars closed the Roosevelt Avenue ramp on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE), while the Staten Island Expressway between Clove and Richmond roads also had to be closed.
To the subways: Following daylong efforts at pumping out water and resolving weather-related problems with signals and switches, work crews were able to restore service to the Sea Beach N line in Brooklyn. Problems on the N began at 4:40 a.m. with weather-related signal problems at 36th Street and continued with serious flooding on the tracks at 86th Street. Normal service resumed shortly before 5 p.m. In addition, E service has resumed between West 4th Steet and WTC.
These bus detours remain in place:
· MTA Bus Q111 & Q113 on detour due to flooding at Guy R Brewer Blvd & Farmers Blvd. (Missing all stops from Guy Brewer and Farmers to 147th Ave & 225th St)
· LIB N15 on detour due to flooding at Long Beach Road & Austin Blvd (MAKING CORRESPONDING STOPS ON AUSTIN BLVD FOR 15 BLOCKS)
· LIB N32 on detour due to flooding at Hempstead Ave & Nassau Blvd. (MAKING CORRESPONDING STOPS ON NASSAU BLVD FOR 5 BLOCKS)
· LIB N4 on detour due to flooding at Merrick Road & Sunrise Highway. (MISSING THE ONE STOP ON MERRICK BLVD)
Customers are reminded that they can always log on to www.mta.info and check Current and Planned Service Changes and use Trip Planner+, which takes service changes into account, when planning trips.
Meanwhile, there are a number of service disruptions on the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The MTA website says shuttle buses have replaced trains on the Far Rockaway and Long Island branches, affected by signal problems. A LIRR official also says flooding at New Hyde Park has lead to 20 to 30 minute delays on the Oyster Bay and Port Jefferson lines; there are also problems on the Ronkonkoma Lines.
Due to WEATHER / THUNDERSTORMS, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving John F Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY (JFK). This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of 2 hours and 58 minutes.
Delays by Destination: Due to WEATHER / RAIN, departure traffic destined to Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR) is currently experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 6 minutes.
Due to WEATHER / RAIN, departure traffic destined to La Guardia Airport, New York, NY (LGA) is currently experiencing delays averaging 56 minutes.
Early Sunday, up to 8,000 PSE&G customers had no power, while JCP&L reported up to 3,500 of its customers were also in the dark. LIPA says 1,463 customers -- mostly in the Oyster Bay and Hempstead -- were out of juice.
Consolidate Edison (ConEd) officials say approximately 1,200 people are without power, most of them in Brooklyn. They expect the problem to be resolved sometime Sunday evening or Sunday night.
And in Connecticut, CL&P says only 432 of their customers have no electricity.