NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

In News by Alex Moore / October 31, 2012

Having just been hit with its most crippling blow in 108 years, the MTA is now outlining a 3-stage approach to getting the subway again: pumping out the flood-water, assessing the damage and repairing the tracks.

NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

MTA isn’t making any promises about how long this will take—some are speculating as long as three weeks—as you can see the flooding is pretty severe.

NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

Most of these photos from the MTA’s Flickr are from South Street station. The video above also contains footage from Whitehall, also in lower Manhattan. In case you can’t tell, the photo below is of the actual subway tunnel—the water is covering the tracks. MTA preemptively cut off power to the entire system, which is now looking very wise as the entire third rail is submerged in water here, which sounds extremely dangerous.

NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

The below photo is from the Brooklyn Battery tunnel, also completely flooded as of today.

NYC Subway flooding: 10 craziest photos from the MTA

All photos via MTA Flickr.