Hurricane Sandy: The Port of New York and New Jersey Prealert

Due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Sandy, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on the conditions at its transportation facilities:

Airports

The Port Authority’s airports — John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, Stewart International and LaGuardia airports — are opened. However, air carriers have ceased operations at the airports until further notice, and we are encouraging travelers to not go to the airports.

JFK AirTrain service was suspended at 10 p.m. Sunday and AirTrain Newark service is in the process of being shut down as of midnight.

PATH

All PATH service was suspended as of midnight until further notice.

Ports

The Port Authority’s maritime facilities are closed until further notice.

Tunnels and Bridges

The Port Authority’s tunnels and bridges are opened. However, Port Authority staff will closely monitor the wind and flooding conditions. Closures will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on high winds, rainfall and roadway conditions, however closures are highly likely beginning on Monday. Motorists are urged to drive at reduced speeds when roadways are wet, and pay close attention to posted electronic messages for important information.

The more information you can find at http://www.panynj.gov/. We will keep you informed on the situation.