Commuters Face Tough Conditions In The Northeast

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) - One Connecticut commuter described the drive to work Monday as "awful."

Fernando Colon had to navigate through heavy sleet on a two-lane highway that was down to one lane because of high snow banks from a massive weekend storm.

On New York's Long Island, Samantha Cuomo said her normal 40-minute commute to work turned into two hours.

She said streets were "an absolute mess" and that the roads near the group home that she manages haven't been plowed.

Snow banks were piled high on the unusually quiet streets of downtown Hartford, Conn., where the big insurance firms encouraged people to work from home today.

The number of homes and businesses without power from the Friday and Saturday storm is down to about 130,000, most of them in Massachusetts.

Boston's public transportation system, which shut down on Friday, resumed full service Monday, but commuters were told to expect delays.

The storm that dumped as much as three feet of snow on the Northeast is linked to at least 15 deaths.

It produced some of the highest accumulations ever recorded in the Northeast.

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