Com­muters get caught in eye of storm

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Dan Rivoli

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.”

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