Transpo Updates: Hurricane Sandy, Day 2

Boat washed ashore onto the tracks at thie Metro-North station on the Hudson Line. (photo from MTA)

This image from the Hoboken PATH train station in New Jersey reverberated across the Twitterverse last night.

Governor Dannel Malloy has lifted the state’s travel ban. But it looks like it could be a while before any of us can ride the train again.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says power is out on Metro-North’s New Haven line tracks and “hundreds” of trees are downed all across its various railroad tracks. The bigger story is the subway system, which MTA chairman Joe Lhota says is facing the biggest disaster in its 108-year history, with seven subway tunnels under the East River flooded. Metro-North isn’t giving us an estimate this time of when service might be restored.

I-95 and the Merritt Parkway are both open again, and some bus service will be restored to Hartford, Meriden, New Britain, Wallingford, and Waterbury starting at noon today.

I should be driving around Fairfield County towns this afternoon into the evening. Follow me on twitter for live updates @nsatija89. Be sure to follow my colleagues @ctmirror and @wnpr.