The Metro-North Railroad says its Hudson, New Haven and Harlem lines were suspended Tuesday evening because of downed trees on the tracks, but have resumed normal service. The commuter railroad says passengers should expect residual delays.
Pictures posted on social media show concourses at Grand Central Terminal jammed with stranded passengers.
The sky over the city turned black as the storms rolled in.
North of the city, numerous trees were toppled as sheets of marble-sized hail pelted the region. Possible tornadoes were sighted.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in Putnam for Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties. More than 130,000 customers without power late Tuesday.