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Boston’s transit agency shuts down for storm

BOSTON (AP) – Boston has joined the list of major East Coast cities shutting down transit agencies because of Hurricane Sandy.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shut down all service at 2 p.m. due to high winds. Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey says the order affects subway, bus and commuter rail service. It’s uncertain if service will resume for the Tuesday morning commute.

In Boston’s Financial District, many commuters left work around noon.

Walking to outdoor commuter rail platforms became a challenge as wind funneled between buildings. Zachary Ryan, awaiting one of the last South Station trains, said “people were going flying.”

Transit agencies in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., also shut down.

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