Mayor Bloomberg says NYC schools will remain closed for the rest of the week as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Teachers are expected to report to work on Friday morning, however, in order to prepare for students on Monday.
This update comes after Gov. Cuomo stated subway service for NYC’s MTA trains will resume Thursday morning with limited service.
There will be no subway service below 34th street in Midtown to Downtown Brooklyn due to lack of power. There will also be a bus shuttle between Downtown Brooklyn and Midtown.
“Wednesday and after that, we do need it [the MTA]” Bloomberg had said in a news conference on Monday, and it is evident that he is doing the best he can to fulfill his promise to get everything back to normal in the midst of this tragic event.
Gov. Cuomo also announced that the LIRR and Metro North will resume service on Wednesday at 2pm.
Subways and buses first shut down Sunday night, ahead of Hurricane Sandy. The last trains left at 7 p.m., while bus drivers completed their routes at 9 p.m. with the last trains leaving at 7 p.m.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose city was left devastated after Hurricane Sandy hit, was one of many officials who have praised President Obama and FEMA for their quick response to the devastating storm.
“The federal government’s response has been great. I was on the phone at midnight again last night with the President, personally, he has expedited the designation of New Jersey as a major disaster area,” Christie said on NBC’s “Today” show, the Washington Post reported.
“The President has been outstanding in this and so have the folks at FEMA,” Christie added.
Obama was in New Jersey Wednesday afternoon with Christie to look at the destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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