Flash Flooding Damages Penn Station, Limits Access, NJ Transit Says - NBC New York

Flash Flooding Damages Penn Station, Limits Access, NJ Transit Says

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    Flash Flooding Damages Penn Station, Limits Access

    Flooding took a toll on Penn Station on Saturday, with one area closed due to water damage. And the station was just one place in the tri-state area dealing with extensive water damage. Marc Santia reports.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Flash flooding that hit the tri-state area on Saturday left part of Penn Station with water damage

    • The station’s Seventh Avenue entrance and concourse were closed off “until further notice”

    • NJ Transit hoped to reopen the area as soon as possible

    Flash flooding that hit the tri-state area on Saturday left part of Penn Station with water damage, forcing the station to close off the area.

    The station’s Seventh Avenue entrance and concourse were closed off “until further notice” due to the damage, NJ Transit said in a tweet.

    NJ Transit hoped to reopen the area “as soon as possible,” it said. 


    “Customers may use all other exits and entrances for NJT, Amtrak and LIRR to access tracks 7 and 8,” NJ Transit said.

    The escalator for tracks 7 and 8 was also out of service. 

    Flash flood warnings were issued across much of the tri-state area on Saturday as thunderstorms rolled through. 

    In addition to the damage at Penn Station, flights were canceled or delayed, power was knocked out for thousands and a house in New Jersey was struck by lightning. 

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