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Vehicles Strewn Alongside Facet Of Roads As Flood Waters Recede

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The roads and rails are slowing reopening throughout New York, however many are nonetheless feeling the aftermath of Ida.

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MTA footage confirmed sections of tracks washed out by flood waters. In a single space, a mudslide even despatched bushes and rocks raining onto tracks.

Metro-North says it’ll resume service Friday on an enhanced weekend schedule for the Harlem and New Haven strains.

Subway service nonetheless stays spotty on greater than a dozen strains after water gushed into stations Wednesday evening.

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Eighteen-wheelers have been dragged one after the other off the Main Deegan Expressway on Thursday evening after getting caught within the flood waters for almost 24 hours.

All through the day, dozens of deserted automobiles have been strewn round many roads like bumper vehicles.

“The NYPD is method backed up, so I got here to maneuver one in all my consumer’s vehicles,” PJ Marcel, of Trackside Collision Inc., instructed CBS2.

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Marcel mentioned he towed greater than 70 vehicles in in the future, together with one the flood waters swept up onto the guardrail alongside the Grand Central Parkway with the driving force nonetheless inside.

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“They climbed out of the sunroof and so they walked to security, the place a car handed by and grabbed them and took them off the exit,” Marcel mentioned.

The NYPD carried out greater than 400 flooding rescues through the storm, together with a livery cab driver who bought caught within the flood water on the sixty fifth Road transverse in Central Park.

On Staten Island, Andrei Farkash mentioned he needed to depart his car in a single day when emergency responders helped him escape.

“I couldn’t open the door, the water was already this excessive,” he mentioned.

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One other automobile was crushed when heavy rainfall took down the cover at a fuel station in Whitestone, Queens. The motive force was paying for his fuel contained in the market on the time, and nobody was injured.

“That poor particular person whoever’s automobile that’s. I really feel dangerous for them,” Whitestone resident Sean Hubish mentioned.

The Division of Transportation says if you’re searching for your towed automobile, name 311.

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