New York City

New York Subway System May Take Weeks to Recover from Sandy

And lots of money, of course


New York's subway system may take weeks of work and tens of billions of dollars to be restored to full service as officials assess the toll from floods, hurricane-force winds and electrical damage that crippled the most populous U.S. city's transportation hub.

"I can say unequivocally that the MTA last night faced a disaster as devastating as it has ever faced in its history," Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joe Lhota said at a news conference today.