With Hurricane Sandy fast approaching, New York's Governor Cuomo took the drastic step of shutting down the MTA, meaning that as of 7 pm on Sunday, there will be no bus or train service.
"The MTA has been directed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to begin an orderly shutdown and suspension of all subway, bus and commuter railroad service at 7 p.m. Sunday. The decision was made to protect customers, employees and equipment from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy as the strong storm continues its march up the east coast," the MTA said in a statement.
No bus or train service means people will not be able to get to work on Monday and possibly even longer. The news that Hurricane Sandy is shutting down the MTA was met with mixed reactions on Twitter, with some excited about the long weekend and others upset that NYC is "overreacting" to Hurricane Sandy.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to Hurricane Sandy shutting down the MTA.
RT! NYC transit will begin reducing subway service at 7PM tonight, bus service the following 2 hrs @mtainsider
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 28, 2012
So.. is NYC going to be shutting down the MTA at every named weather phenomenon now? I suspect we may be approaching alarmist territory.
— Amy Spriggs (@AmeliaSpriggs) October 28, 2012
This is crazy..it isnt even here yet.MTA Shutting Down LIRR, Bus & Subway Service Sunday at 7PM - Lindenhurst, NY Patch lindenhurst.patch.com/articles/mta-s...
— Suzanne Michele :-) (@SuJoBr304) October 28, 2012
2nd time in history mta getting shut down for a storm. I came to ny to get away from them hurricanes
— Dizzy B (@ImBossy247_) October 28, 2012
Am I the only one not taking this hurricane seriously? Shutting down MTA?!?!
— Aa. (@_AyeElle) October 28, 2012
So how does the MTA's shutdown of NYC buses and subways tonight differ from the MTA's schedule for any other night?
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) October 28, 2012
It's crazy to me that MTA is shutting down at 7. This #HurricaneSandy is taking over.
— Tommy C. (@BoyVirginiaMade) October 28, 2012
MTA shutdown at 7Guess I have no work tomorrow
— Michael Baumann (@Mike92383) October 28, 2012
MTA shutdown. PICK YOUR BOROUGH NOW, PEOPLE.
— Haley (@halstormz) October 28, 2012