Floodwaters Pour into New York City Subway, Because That's What Every Monday Morning Commute Needs

Sean Breslin
Published: April 16, 2018

It's one thing to endure a Monday morning commute in New York City on a clear, sunny day. It's quite another when you have to walk through a literal waterfall to get on a subway train.

That was the scene Monday morning as heavy rain swamped the Big Apple, and when all that rain had to go somewhere, much of it cascaded into subway stations and even the trains as they carried commuters to their destinations. Monday morning, the city received nearly 3 inches of rain, which was promptly turned into waterfalls on stairways leading down to subway stations as the water ran off.

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The unexpected flooding led to unexpected delays, which wasn't as funny. More than a dozen subway lines were impacted, with several lines seeing lengthy delays Monday morning, according to the New York Daily News.

Some water rescues were reported in New York City as drivers got stranded in floodwaters, but no serious injuries were reported.

Needless to say, New Yorkers were not amused, but that doesn't mean their responses weren't amusing.

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