Sandy closes in on New Jersey

Posted at: 10/29/2012 5:00 PM
Updated at: 10/29/2012 11:08 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Millions of people are in the path of Hurricane Sandy, now closing in on New Jersey.

Part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk has washed away.

In New York City, waves are already crashing over sea walls along the southern tip of Manhattan.

Battery park is submerged.

The city could see the worst of the storm surge.

"We expect surge levels of six to 11 feet.  A surge of nine to 10 feet is possible along Coney Island and the Rockaways, and a surge of 11 to 12 feet may occur at the Battery Monday evening," said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Hundreds of thousands of people in low-lying areas of the city have been ordered to evacuate.

The Tappan Zee Bridge is now closed, along with two major tunnels into downtown Manhattan.

All subway and bus service is also shut down.

And it's not just wind and rain that are causing problems.

In West Virginia, heavy snow has been falling. They could see as much as 3 feet of snow.