Monster storm pounds NYC

A monster storm wreaked havoc on the city Tuesday evening — sending trees crashing down, closing train lines, and causing the water from a rooftop pool cascading off a hi-rise in midtown.

The storm temporarily closed all lines on the Metro-North railroad and multiple other lines were temporarily suspended from Grand Central Terminal, according to officials.

The Hudson Line between Grand Central Terminal and Croton-Harmon resumed at about 6:20 p.m. with 60 minutes delays.

Officials closed the doors to the busy station to help with the overcrowding conditions.

One death was reported in Newburg, New York where an 11-year-old girl was fatally crushed by a tree, according to News 12.

Around the city the heavy winds and pouring rain caused chaos, including on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn where video captured a piece of a building collapsing onto the street.

Images from Park Slope showed a tree smash a jeep parked on the street.

A reporter from NBC captured images of a rooftop pool in midtown as the water came flowing from the building.

Commuters were stranded at Grand Central where a loudspeaker announced Metro North service “is suspended indefinitely due to inclement weather and trees down.”

Earlier in the day, Upstate New York was thrashed by thunderstorms and baseball-size hail.

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