NYC Slowly Bouncing Back From Sandy & Toronto Offers Help
The northeastern U.S. is slowly getting back on its feet but things are nowhere near normal in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
At Pearson International there are still a fair number of cancellations especially to LaGuardia Airport in New York. There's only limited service at JFK and Newark.
The death toll in the U.S. from this storm has now reached 75. There are more than 700,000 Con-Ed customers in Manhattan still without power.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a transportation emergency Wednesday night. That means free bus, commuter rail and subway rides through until at least Friday night. Subway service on 14 out of 23 subway lines are expected to resume on a very limited basis Thursday morning.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has imposed restrictions on cars coming into Manhattan. You will be denied entry unless you have a minimum of 3 people in the vehicle.
Toronto city council has asked the city manager to call the various communities and offer assisstance on everything from emergency, transit and hydro crews. No response back yet.
Mayor Ford has put in a call to Mayor Bloomberg in New York and TTC CEO Andy Byford has sent e-mails to senior officials of the Metropolitan Transit Authority offering help.
(files by D. Agar)