Death Toll From Sandy Approaches 60

NEW YORK (October 31, 2012)--At least 57 deaths are now linked to the storm that battered the Northeast, officials said Wednesday.

About 6.5 million homes and businesses were still without power, Wednesday including 4 million in New York and New Jersey.

The power is out as far west as Wisconsin, and as far south as the Carolinas.

In hard-hit New York City, hundreds of thousands of customers were still without electricity, but buses were running.

Residents noticed an uptick in traffic and people waiting at bus stops.

The Brooklyn Bridge was closed a day earlier because of high winds, but Wednesday, joggers and bikers made their way across before sunrise.

One cyclist carried a flashlight.

Traffic was brisk but slowed going into Manhattan.

In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett cited reports that Amtrak and Philadelphia's mass transit system were slowly coming back.

In Washington, the Smithsonian Institution's museums and National Zoo are reopening after shutting for two days.


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