Commuters are stranded in Grand Central Terminal during the evening commute, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in New York. The Metro-North commuter railroad said Tuesday evening that downed trees across the tracks had caused it to suspend service on its Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines. (Associated Press)

NEW YORK — A line of strong storms has pushed across New York City and badly disrupted the evening commute, stranding thousands of train riders.

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.

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