NYC under hurricane warning; evacuation, MTA shutdown ahead of Irene

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amny (Credit: A subway in February, 2010/Getty)

A brief rundown of Friday's developments as Hurricane Irene approaches the city for a scheduled early Sunday morning impact:

-- The National Hurricane Center put NYC under hurricane warning.

- Mandatory evactuation for low-lying, Zone A areas, and residents must leave by 5 p.m. Saturday. Click here to see if this will affect you. 

- MTA shutting down all service in the city, as well as Metro-North and LIRR, at noon Saturday

-  Bridges, New York State Thruway to be shut if winds  exceed 60 miles per hour. 

- If sustained winds get bad enough, Staten Island ferry service will cease

- Mets games are canceled for Saturday and Sunday

- Dave Matthew concert will go on Friday, but the Saturday and Sunday shows are canceled

- Taxi fares will be cheaper after 9 p.m. Saturday, but if weather gets bad enough drivers will get the order to get off the road

Tags: news , weather , hurricane irene , evacuation , zone a , tim herrera

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