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NYC rainstorm causes flooding, delays across subway system

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Prepare for a damp commute

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How was your commute today, New Yorkers? Thanks to the pounding storm that arrived in the city overnight, more than two inches of rain has already accumulated in some parts of the city, according to the National Weather Service.

And predictably, that excessive rain is causing problems for those making their way to work: There have been reports (on Twitter) of flooding all across the system—at station entrances, on platforms, and from the ceilings of the stops themselves. It’s gotten so bad that some stations have had to divert passengers because of flooding.

According to the MTA’s official subway Twitter account, emergency crews are being dispatched to stations that are affected by flooding to reopen them ASAP.

Recall, if you will, the time in 2007 that a torrential storm that hit New York City out of nowhere and caused major delays across most of the subway system—we haven’t hit that point yet, but the rain isn’t expected to let up for at least another few hours, so let’s not get too cocky just yet. (But hey, at least we can take comfort in the fact that the tunnels themselves won’t likely flood.)

Today’s rainfall began late last night and has continued on into the morning, leading to a flash flood warning for much of the city until at least 11:15 a.m.

In the meantime, here’s what the downpour looked like in some stations—and even subway cars themselves—across the city:

Have you seen particularly egregious floods or other issues at your stop? Let us know if so.