Half a dozen bridges in and around New York City are closing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday afternoon.
The Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River, about 20 miles north of New York City, closed at 4 p.m.
The George Washington Bridge, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the Throgs Neck Bridge and the bridges to the Rockaways are closing at 7 p.m., the governor said.
The Holland and Brooklyn-Battery Tunnels closed earlier in the day.
For now, the Lincoln and Midtown Tunnels will remain open, along with the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and the Bayonne, Goethals and Outerbridge crossings.
But he added, “If the winds continue to increase, and the weather conditions get worse, they can close on very, very short notice.”
It's very windy where I am right now.
Just got one gust that really rattled the cage.
And the winds are started to be sustained a bit.
Sandy supposed to hit our area at 8 PM.