Public transit will be shut down Sunday night as the area braces for the expected impact of Hurricane Sandy.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at a news conference on Sunday that the city subway system will begin its shut-down at 7 p.m. on Sunday in advance of the storm. City buses will stop at 9 p.m. Sunday.
"This is nothing to play with," Cuomo said. "We have to take this very seriously."
Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will begin their shut-downs at 7 p.m. MTA's bridges and tunnels are scheduled to stay open Sunday night, and will closed on a case-by-case business.
The area's airports are not being closed yet, Cuomo said, although he advised travelers to check with their airlines about any flights during the next few days.