New York AG warns New Yorkers of price gouging during stormy weather
Many people had to find alternate methods of travel Friday as heavy rain and flooding caused delays, cancellations and suspensions for public transit. Some found services costing more than they expected.
Attorney General Letitia James is warning New Yorkers to watch out for price gouging, saying it is unacceptable during the time of crisis where many residents are in a state of emergency and dealing with flooding, road closures and other damages.
News 12 reporter Shakti Denis shared that her commute, which normally costs around $45 on Uber, was priced at $132.90. Another viewer shared a photo of their ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn costing around $139.