Millions of New Yorkers endured a nightmare commute into Manhattan today as the city struggled to return to normal after the devastation of superstorm Sandy.
Limited parts of the New York City subway were reopened early Thursday morning, but were inundated as commuters tried to get into work, many for the first time since the storm paralyzed the city on Monday.
Those who chose to travel by road faced widespread gridlock, despite an order by Mayor Bloomberg that vehicles crossing bridges into Manhattan must carry at least three people.
Only extremely crowded buses covered areas where subway service had not been restored, causing the storm’s survivors already-short tempers to flare. Those hoping to get from Brooklyn to Manhattan could expect hour-long queues that doubled back around for blocks on end.
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