Grand Central Terminal was a mob scene Tuesday evening after thunderstorms caused Metro-North to suspend service during the height of rush hour.
Officials began shutting down service on the Hudson Line before 5 p.m., following downed trees and weather-related issues. The agency was concerned for passenger safety. By 5:30 p.m. authorities announced service on three of the lines would be suspended until the storm was moved through the area.
Subsequently, the MTA advised customers to avoid Grand Central Terminal "until further notice."
Early Wednesday the National Weather Service and New York State urged New Yorkers to take caution this afternoon due to heavy wind gusts that could reach 65 miles per hour.
Tornadoes were possible in New Jersey, Connecticut and upstate New York.
Passengers at GCT aired their complaints and concerns via social media.
🙃 Inside the madness at Grand Central Station:— Anna M. Gonzalez (@webanna) May 15, 2018
- 🚊 All trains are shut down indefinitely
- 🏢 Hotels are upwards of $850
🙋🏻♀️ Personal status:
- Jet-lagged 🤤
- On the hunt for food 😋
- Taking my time trying to figure out what to do 🤔 pic.twitter.com/daClnIO7zC
Hope my friends/fam in NYC are keeping safe during the severe t-storm. Just heard rush-hour commute got shut down @ Grand Central Station.— Princess Kashmir (@FluffyNutterz) May 15, 2018
I feel for the people in the mob scene at Grand Central Station. And you know there must be some wise guy saying, "This place is packed... it's like Grand Central Station in here."— JimAndrews518 (@JimAndrews518) May 15, 2018
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