New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at another press conference to address the current status of the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
One bright point is that he said that the MTA expects to have 90 percent of subway service restored by tomorrow.
Here's what the mayor said:
"Almost all MTA subway service has been restored — around 80 percent of the system. The MTA has said that that should be up to 90 percent by tomorrow. Most subway lines are fully operational including lines running under the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as between Queens and Manhattan.
There are a couple of subway lines that remain affected and that's partially because of two East River subway tunnels that still have some flooding. Specifically the Montague Tunnel which serves the N R line and the 14th Street Tunnel which serves the N, R and L. And in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers and city and state transportation workers, we've actively been pumping water out of those tunnels as well as the other tunnels still affected by flooding.
The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Jersey City PATH Train Tunnel and Battery Exchange Tunnel — work is going around the clock, we will keep you posted.
But I did want to point out that because the MTA did take proactive preparations before the storm and move their equipment out of harm's way, as soon as we got the tunnels pumped out, checked the rails and the signaling, they could go right back to work. If they had not done that you could be out of service for a very long period of time."
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