Commuters get caught in eye of storm
A SPRING thunderstorm pounded Tuesday’s evening rush hour, temporarily stranding thousands of commuters trying to get home.
Grand Central Terminal closed its doors ahead of the rush after the MTA halted MetroNorth ahead of a storm.
The entrances to the station were closed after the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines were suspended “to ensure customer safety.” Downed trees blocked the tracks, Metro-North posted on Twitter.
The MTA asked riders to avoid the 42nd St. terminal while they restored service to the commuter line. As the rain died down, commuters on the Hudson line between Grand Central and Croton-Harmon suffered hour-long delays. Downed trees hit the Harlem line the worst.
“It’s chaos, obviously, but I don't know if there anything that can be done,” Marsha Smith of New Rochelle said. “I don’t think I have an alternative. It’s frustrating.”