Snowstorm Causes Transportation Problems
Winter storm Hercules did a lot more than prevent kids from going to school today; it stopped most people from going anywhere. More than 1,500 flights were canceled across the country, adding to the thousands already canceled yesterday.
In New Jersey, a public bus struck a small building on a local street early Friday morning around 7 A.M., just before finishing its route. Reports indicate that the driver, who was the only person aboard, sustained minor injuries. NJ Transit buses are still running, but with 30-minute delays throughout the northern part of the state.
A number of weather-related delays have also affected Boston's public transportation. As of 10:19 A.M., the MBTA Transit Police announced that regular service had resumed, but cautioned anyone willing to venture out into the snow to "be cautious, careful and safe as surfaces may be slippery."
Passengers can also expect delays from New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority. While the subways were running Friday morning, buses are behind schedule.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency and closed several major highways. Drivers who venture onto roads that have been closed can face a misdemeanor charge.
"The best thing that people can do, of course, is to stay safe, stay warm and stay indoors," Bill de Blasio, New York City's new mayor, said at a late-morning news conference. "I don't want anyone to underestimate just how bitterly cold it is, and it will get colder."
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