Storm Sandy aftermath most severe in NYC/nNJ, all rail out but most toll facilities reopened
MTA's Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (officially Hugh Carey Tunnel) was totally filled with sea water by the storm surge that flooded low lying parts of Manhattan and is likely to be out of service for months. The Queens Midtown Tunnel also took serious quantities of water and is closed.
The Cross Bay Bridge to the heavily hit Rockaways barrier island was closed but the other MTAB&T Marine/Hodges bridge is open.
All New York City's big toll bridges reopened Tuesday afternoon - Verrazano Narrows, Robert Kennedy (Triboro), Throgs Neck, Whitestone, Henry Hudson.
MTA's commuter rail trains and subways remain totally closed without any indications of reopening, while bus services are limited, and not collecting fares.
Trans-Hudson the PANYNJ's Lincoln Tunnels never fully closed. The giant George Washington Bridge was closed for some hours (CORRECTION) but on Wednesday both are operating normally, as are the Outerbridge and Goethals and Bayonne to Staten Island. But the oldest tunnel, the Holland remains closed, apparently with water damage. In any case it feeds into lower Manhattan where local streets are still a major mess.
PANYNJ's PATH subways NY-NJ are closed without any indication of a reopening date.
"The NJ TRANSIT system has experienced unprecedented devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Destruction summarizes the impact to rails, rail yards, bus depot and critical operation centers” said NJDOT commissioner James Simpson according to their website.
Almost everything is closed down still Wednesday.
The New Jersey Turnpike is fully open and collecting tolls Wednesday with the exception of a ramp of the Eastern Spur southbound to Interchange 15W/I-280 in Kearny. That ramp is closed to traffic because of a sinkhole.
The entire coastal stretch of Garden State Parkway south of IC 114 remains closed for cleanup of silt and other storm damage, but the northern portion has remained open. Toll collection will restart 2pm.
In Philadelphia all the bridges are open and DRPA's PATCO rail service.
In Delaware everything is open.
In Maryland MdTA bridges and tunnels are all operating normally including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge after an 18 hour closure because of high winds and inspections. Food services on I-95 Kennedy tollroad are still limited, but fuel's available, they say.