The subways, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North won't be up and running until the completion of a "lengthy process," according to the MTA.
Since the beginning of the Irene shutdown, the MTA has said to expect diminished capacity for the Monday morning commute. That hasn't changed, according the latest word from the MTA .
"There are already reports of flooding and down trees across the region, and the storm surge and heavy rains may cause additional widespread flooding, mudslides, washouts, fallen trees and downed power lines that wreak havoc on the MTA's signals, tracks, stations, under-river tunnels, catenary wires and other infrastructure," the MTA said in a statement. "Restoration of service ...is expected to be a lengthy process that will begin with damage assessment and could include significant repairs."