The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will close down the subway, commuter rail and bus service Sunday night in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the MTA will begin to shut down at Subway service at 7 p.m. Sunday and bus service will stop at 9 p.m., CNN reported.
"A situation like this, you don't want to be overly panicked and overly prepared, but you want to be prudent and you want to do what is necessary," Cuomo told reporters, according to CNN.
The BBC reported that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the worst of the storm would hit New York City on Monday.