Northeast US slowly recovers from weekend snowstorm

Published on : Monday, January 25, 2016

japan-snowstormAfter a weekend snowstorm that socked the Northeast of US, millions made their way back to work Monday. Street crews, plow owners and enterprising teens were seen cleaning up the mess left behind by the weekend blizzard.

Authorities in Washington and New York asked people to remain off the roads whenever possible to give crews space to clear off side streets and other locations still packed with snow.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CNN that Transit workers in New York struggled to get the Long Island Railroad back into operation where service has been restored for about 80% of riders by Monday morning,

New York’s Mayor Muriel Bowser said all but one of the city’s Metro stations would open by 11 a.m., with the remaining station opening soon after. The city’s airports also slowly returned to life, with limited flight schedules.

The blizzard left 21 people dead- six in North Carolina, six in Virginia, one in Kentucky, three in New York City, and one each in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington.

The major cause of the deaths was shovelling snow. In Washington an 82-year-old man died while shovelling snow, the city’s first storm fatality. A U.S. Capitol police officer died clearing snow at his Delaware home. The death toll increased early Monday when Ohio authorities said that an 18-year-old man died in a sledding accident Friday night.

The storm left thousands of customers without power, most in North Carolina.

La Guardia, Newark Liberty and Kennedy airports are open, but hundreds of flights were canceled Sunday and Monday, according to flight-tracking service

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