From the Times: Traffic jams grew to dozens of miles long, stranding buses and even emergency vehicles, as police officers and platoons of well-meaning citizens tried to control the streets with hand-lettered stop-and-go signs. Hundreds of subway and commuter trains were paralyzed, some in tunnels, including a Long Island Rail Road train that was trapped beneath the East River with no air-conditioning for almost two hours...Amtrak service rolled to a halt along almost the entire Northeast corridor, stranding as many as 18,000 travelers, according to Clifford Black, a spokesman, who added that trains from Washington and other parts south could go no farther north than Newark. Eleven hours on the train from Philadelphia to New Haven yesterday. Oy.


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