TRANSIT: Transit & traffic slowly returns to normal following East Coast blizzard

Jan. 25, 2016

The record-breaking snowstorm shut down the majority of East Coast public transit over the weekend, and service still remains spotty

A snowstorm dumped as much as 20-30 in. of snow in some states like New York, Maryland and Virginia this past weekend shut down major roadways and public transit for much of the weekend.  Snow plows are still working to clear and deice roadways, and transit is slowly returning to normal operation.

Amtrak operated a reduced number of trains on all its routes, serving many people who couldn't get around otherwise, spokesman Marc Magliari said. But bus and rail service was expected to be limited around the region for the beginning part of this week.

New York City saw a single-day record of 26.6 in. of snow on Saturday and the city’s transit authority said partial service on the Long Island Rail Road was restored on three of its 12 branches and diesel train service was operating on three other branches. New York City subways, buses and Metro-North Railroad service were operating on a normal schedule.