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Passengers exit a downtown-bound, west side subway train in New York's Times Square, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. New York City moved closer to resuming its frenetic pace by getting back its vital subways Thursday, three days after a superstorm, but neighboring New Jersey was stunned by miles of coastal devastation and the news of thousands of people in one city still stranded by increasingly fetid flood waters. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Passengers exit a downtown-bound, west side subway train in New York's Times Square, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. New York City moved closer to resuming its frenetic pace by getting back its vital subways Thursday, three days after a superstorm, but neighboring New Jersey was stunned by miles of coastal devastation and the news of thousands of people in one city still stranded by increasingly fetid flood waters. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Chaotic commutes post-Sandy

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.