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New York City under travel advisory for messy but manageable commute; Schools remain open

Steady rain but no major damage for morning commute in NYC
Steady rain but no major damage for morning commute in NYC 01:32

NEW YORK -- All five boroughs are under a travel advisory Monday, and drivers should expect a messy but manageable commute. 

CBS New York's Elijah Westbrook is live in Queens, where the Belt Parkway was shut down for several hours overnight. 

Crews worked to clear drains and lower water level, and the roadway has since reopened. 

The MTA says there is no impact to mass transit, but the agency is ready to deal with any storm-related issues, like trees on tracks. 

So far, no major damage has been reported across the city.

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Cellphone video from earlier Sunday showed lanes blocked off on Laurel Parkway as water pooled to dangerous levels for drivers. Thankfully, no on was hurt or stranded.

Mayor Eric Adams said as the storm intensifies, crews will continue to monitor high-flood zones.

"You really want to take the necessary precautions, travel advisory, high winds, so be sure if you don't have to travel outdoors, please don't," Adams said. "Let the city employees do their job. We're going to be moving around to different locations and making sure the catch basins are clear."

The mayor said as of early Sunday evening schools were to be open Monday, but city officials are watching the storm developments closely.

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