East Coast Digs Out Of Massive Snowstorm

Jan 24, 2016
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Millions of Americans began digging out Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City. 

The heaviest snow began falling Friday evening, and tapered off just before midnight Saturday. Millions heeded calls to stay home, enabling road crews to clear snow and ice. 

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says almost all mass transit services will be running in time for the morning rush hour, including nearly 80 percent of the Long Island Rail Road.

New York City subways, buses and Metro-North Railroad service have been restored and will be operating on a normal schedule Monday with some cancellations.

Seven of LIRR's 12 branches will be fully operation by 5 a.m. Monday. Those branches are the Port Washington, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Huntington, Babylon and Greenport.

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A Westport, Connecticut teen has developed a mobile phone app that’s predicting school closings in Fairfield County with 84 percent accuracy.

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New York Governor Andrew  Cuomo says the worst of the winter storm is now over- but New Yorkers now face a new challenge- extreme cold.  

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A winter storm is approaching the region with the potential to drop more than a foot of snow.
 Winter storm warnings and watches are in effect for the entire region, with the
storm promising to make travel messy on the first work day of the new year.
 The worst of the storm is expected to hit later on Thursday with bitterly cold
temperatures. Parts of Connecticut could see 10 inches of snow before the storm
moves on. Already, light snow is falling across much of the region with wind
chills hovering around 10-above.