The Metropolitan Transit Authority issued a statement warning its customers that there could be full or partial shutdowns to services due to Hurricane Irene.
"Because of the severity of the wind and rain associated with a hurricane, there may be partial or full shut down of our services to ensure the safety of our customers and employees," the statement reads.
MTA officials said that they are actively working with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and regional emergency management offices to come up with a storm plan.
Evacuation plans will also be implemented if they are deemed necessary by the governor or mayor. Customers are urged to check mta.info frequently and to consider possible storm impacts when making travel plans this weekend.