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High-Tech Sandbags Protect NJ Transit Substations

By David Porter

n this photograph taken Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Kearny, N.J., a worker labors on a sandbag wall to protect a New Jersey Transit electrical substation. The barriers, which will cost about $500,000, are intended as interim protection while NJ Transit plans for the much more expensive replacement and raising of the substations, estimated to cost as little as $5 million for smaller substations as much as $25 million for larger ones. Last year's Superstorm Sandy flooded the substation with 3.5 feet of water during a storm surge, causing substantial damage to the train electrical grid. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


KEARNY, N.J. (AP) – Standing in the sunbaked parking lot at New Jersey Transit’s main maintenance facility, it’s difficult to envision the surreal tableau that unfolded as waves of water from Superstorm Sandy overran the area for hours in October. Unless you were there, of course.

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