Heavy rain, strong winds blow through the Bronx

Bronx residents are dealing with the remnants of a powerful storm that blew through the city Wednesday morning.Drivers were wading through high waters across roadways.

THE BRONX - Bronx residents are dealing with the remnants of a powerful storm that blew through the city Wednesday morning.

Drivers were wading through high waters across roadways. Straphangers also experienced heavy delays on subways, including the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 trains. Delays eased for the evening rush hour.

Meanwhile, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a news conference in Brooklyn about a possible tornado touching down in the neighborhood of Bay Ridge. The National Weather Service later confirmed the storm was a tornado packing winds of up to 135 mph.

Bloomberg said one woman died on Staten Island when her car got stuck and another driver hit her. Bloomberg said the driver, who had a suspended license, was arrested.

The mayor warned about soaring temperatures following the storm, which reached the 90s. The city opened cooling centers for people without air conditioning.

Click here for team coverage on transit problems

AP wire reports contributed to this story.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Authorities say the 30-year-old woman died after being 1 Woman fatally stabbed in Edenwald
Crossfit isn't just for the gym, according to 2 Ready, Set, Fit: Crossfit at home
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 3 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
Police say two men were shot while sitting 4 Police: Gunshot victims collide with cab driver while fleeing
5 Word on the Street: Worst Highway in NYC

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE