Miles-long traffic jams greeted commuters attempting to get to work in New York today as the most populous U.S. city struggled back to its feet from the devastation of superstorm Sandy.
Lincoln Tunnel approaches backed up past the Turnpike Exit 16 toll booths at 6:40 a.m., and beyond the western spur entrance to the roadway on Route 3. Lines of more than 100 cars and trucks waited at gasoline stations on Route 46 ahead of the George Washington Bridge, where there were 60-minute delays, 1010 WINS reported.
The city of 8 million is reeling after a record storm surge inundated transit tunnels and underground utilities October 29th. Sandy, the largest tropical system measured in the Atlantic, left at least 30 New Yorkers dead. About 719,000 Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED) customers were still without power at 8 p.m. yesterday, including 552,000 in the city.
I’ve never seen New York like that before, and it was really disturbing', Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. He surveyed the damage by helicopter with federal and state officials and called what he witnessed 'frightening'.
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