- Associated Press - Friday, May 5, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Flooding from a downpour has been causing disruptions in low-lying areas of New York City.

New Jersey Transit said two of its tracks at New York’s Penn Station were out of service on Friday afternoon because of flooding. The station’s main entrance was closed for about an hour.

The Office of Emergency Management said 10 blocks of the West Side Highway, along the Hudson River, were closed in both directions as of around 2:15 p.m.

Online images showed waterfalls cascading around columns beneath part of the Gowanus (goh-WAH’-nuhs) Expressway in Brooklyn.

Taxis and cars crossing Central Park in Manhattan and parts of Staten Island were up to their hubcaps in murky water.

A flash flood warning was in effect for Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island until 4 p.m.

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