New York City to Shutter Mass Transit on Saturday

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New York City's mass transit system, which serves eight million riders a day, will be shut ahead of Hurricane Irene at approximately noon on Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Friday.

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The shutdown includes subways, buses and commuter lines that serve the surrounding suburbs, and the loss of mass transit could complicate any possible evacuations.

(Reporting by Joan Gralla; Editing by Gary Crosse))

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