Delays and chaos at Port Authority Bus Terminal as snow storm batters New York City

Station staff blocked off the entrance to the Port Authority Bus Terminal on the evening of November 15 due to severe overcrowding.

This video, filmed at around 6 pm that day, shows the station at capacity.

Officials closed the doors to the terminal at around 5:15 pm, and commuters were advised to seek alternative forms of transportation.

With few buses able to get there, the terminal became so overcrowded that access to its second and third floors had to be blocked. The line of people waiting to get into the terminal stretched for a full block, all the way to Seventh Avenue, according to local reports.

The storm came as a surprise to the city, with forecasters saying earlier that they were expecting only half an inch of snow.