Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 15:31

Mass transit officials in New York City plan to to shut down the system on Saturday at 12 Noon.

With Hurricane Irene pushing uo the East Coast, officials made plans to shut down NYC bus and subway system beginning at noon on Saturday. Those commuter rails, which serve Long Island, Westchester County and The State of Connecticut will also stop.

Public safety officials decided on the transit shutdown, as NYC evacuated hospitals and nursing homes in low-lying areas.

NY State officials continue making arrangements for coordinating emergency services and restoring electricity if the storm does serious damage.