Chaotic commutes post-Sandy

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Volunteer Fabrizzio Avila, 15, bundles up from the cold as he rests near donated clothing in the Midland Beach neighborhood in the Staten Island borough New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. With overnight temperatures sinking into the 30s and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still without electricity six days after Sandy howled through, people piled on layers of clothes, and New York City officials handed out blankets and urged victims to go to overnight shelters or daytime warming centers.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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Millions of New York City commuters, whose routines were capsized by Superstorm Sandy, kicked off the work week with a slightly smoother trip thanks to light holiday traffic, restoration of some train lines and an opening of the final tunnel shut by historic flooding. Two weeks after the storm, tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the hardest-hit sections of NY and NJ remained without electricity, but most residents affected elsewhere were powered up.

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