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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Roosevelt Island Tram Only NYC Elevated Transit Option Operating During Stella Snowstorm Today - Watch "Blizzard" Time Lapse Tram Ride Video

While the MTA shut down the elevated NYC subway stations and airlines have cancelled flights in and out of NYC for today's snowstorm, the Roosevelt Island Tram has been carrying riders over the East River today. Resident Nick Turner tweets:

Stella turned out not to be a blizzard or dump as much snow as expected
but heavy winds are still out there.
According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Tram History fact sheet:
... The Tram can operate in all weather conditions except for lightning and winds over 50 miles per hour....
Some Roosevelt Island scenes from today's snowstorm

A post shared by Christian John Garrido (@christianjgarrido) on

UPDATE 8:25 PM - View of snowstorm from the Octagon today.