On September 23, the Roosevelt Island Bridge was stuck in the up position, stopping road traffic from 4:51 p.m. until 8:32 p.m. Traffic was backed up all the way to the Tram. Fire trucks waited, unable to respond to a fire in 4 River Road that caused P.S./I.S. 217 to be evacuated.
This bus driver had an 11:00 p.m. flight out of JFK. Numerous residents also had difficulty making their connections.