Brown floodwaters seep onto Staten Island bus during evening commute

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Brown floodwaters seep onto NYC bus during evening commute
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Jim Dolan reports on the flooding on Staten Island caused by Wednesday's storms.

MARINERS HARBOR, Staten Island (WABC) -- Passengers on a Staten Island bus had a very wet commute home on Wednesday afternoon.

Video was taken on board the S40 bus near Richmond Terrace and Union Avenue during the evening commute.

As storms moved through the area, flooded roads caused the water to seep through the bus doors and down the aisle.

Passengers seated on the bus had to lift up their legs or stand on seats to avoid getting wet.

The bus driver was unable to make several stops due to flooded roads.

Business owners in the area in Mariners Harbor say the roads flood all the time.

The MTA released the following statement:

"This is a graphic example of the challenges our bus operators face on the road day in and day out as they work hard to get millions of New Yorkers to their destinations safely and expeditiously".

DEP crews responded to the flooded area on Richmond Terrace, and an engineering investigation will continue.

A flash flood warning had been issued for Staten Island Wednesday afternoon due to the expected heavy storms.


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