Subways remain closed in New York City

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By Libby Ryan

The New York City subway system remained closed Wednesday, due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said the majority of the subway system could stay down for four or five days, according to the New York Times.

The subway was shut down on Saturday in preparation for the storm and when officials checked the conditions on Wednesday, they found flooded tunnels, damaged stations, signs and signals.

Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the New New York subway system "has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night."

New Yorkers, during the time while the city works to reopen the subways, will depend on buses for public transportation, a less than dependable mode, according to the Washington Post.

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