NYC airports start to reopen, subway service still suspended
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NEW YORK CITY -- As the cleanup efforts following Sandy are just getting underway, traveling in and out of the New York City area is getting a little bit easier. JFK and Newark Liberty airports are reopening morning after being shut down the past two days as a result of the storm. LaGuardia Airport remains closed as parts of the airport remain flooded.
We're getting a firsthand look at the damaged that the storm caused beneath the streets of New York City. Video was provided by the MTA shows the flooding inside subway stations in Lower Manhattan.
While bus service is slowly resuming in the city, subway service remains suspended while the damage is being assessed. There's no word yet on when that will reopen.
Governor Cuomo spent parts of the day Tuesday touring areas that were hit with flooding. The World Trade Center construction site was also affected by flooding. He says it will take a tremendous effort to clean up.
"The challenge is going to be getting that water out, getting the water out quickly. Water and electrical equipment do not mix. And we want to get the power up and running, we need the water out of the tubes. And so it really starts with the removal of the water. President Obama asked what’s the single best thing they can do to help, single best thing would be to get us the best teams, and best equipment at water removal, and that's what we have here today," said Gov. Cuomo.
Cuomo says it will likely be about a week until the water is cleared out of the subway system.