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The "orderly suspension" will shut down all subway, bus, and commuter rail service in New York City.
MTA chief Jay Lhota said service should be restored by Wednesday.
From The AP:
The city's mass transit system is the nation's largest. The subway alone has a daily ridership of more than 5 million.
Rainfall is expected to start late Sunday or early Monday in New York. Hurricane Sandy is headed north from the Caribbean to meet a winter storm and a cold front. Experts say the rare hybrid storm that results will cause havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.
NYC Specific Hurricane Sandy Crisis Map