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NEW YORK/ BELMAR, N.J., Nov 5- Commuters battled unruly crowds and snarled traffic to return to work Monday, a week after superstorm Sandy devastated the U.S. The devastation could also send ripples through Tuesday's presidential election, with President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney locked in a close race.
*Millions struggle with lengthy journeys to and from work. NEW YORK/ BELMAR, N.J., Nov 5- Commuters battled unruly crowds on the trains and snarled traffic on the highways Monday at the start of the first full work week since superstorm Sandy devastated the U.S.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- A week after superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on New York City and the surrounding area, schools reopened on Monday and millions of commuters fought huge crowds to board subways, buses and suburban trains in an exhausting effort to get back to work.
*Colonial Pipeline: commercial power restored at Linden. *Fuel shortages remain in New York and New Jersey. Commercial power was restored at Colonial Pipeline's key terminal in Linden and the company was delivering to seven terminals on Sunday out of the 20 connected to the facility.
*New York schools reopen, many people still without power. NEW YORK, Nov 5- A week after superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on New York City and the surrounding area, schools were set to reopen on Monday and life expected to slowly return to normal for many, but close to 2 million people still have no power as cold weather sets in.
*Colonial Pipeline: commercial power restored at Linden. *Fuel shortages remain in New York and New Jersey. NuStar Energy LP, whose Linden terminal had sustained severe damages after Sandy, said it hoped to restore pipeline and barge deliveries ``very soon.''.
NEW YORK, Nov 4- Almost 200,000 suburban New York City commuters, most in New Jersey, face another work week without easy rail connections because of storm damage so severe that experts say it will take months before full service can be restored. Hurricane Sandy severed train connections for an estimated 435,000 daily commuters in the New York City suburbs.
*Fuel shortages remain in New York and New Jersey. NEW YORK, Nov 4- More fuel terminals came back online in the New York harbor network on Sunday as mainline power was restored nearly a week after super storm Sandy, but gasoline shortages persisted and some major facilities remained idle.
*30,000 to 40,000 will need shelter, New York mayor says. NEW YORK, Nov 4- A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled on Sunday without heat in near-freezing temperatures, and officials fretted displaced residents would not be able to vote in Tuesday's presidential election.
``Our goal is to try to get people out of the shelters,'' Napolitano said at a news conference in New Jersey with Governor Chris Christie. Earlier in the day, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimated the city needs temporary housing for as many as 40,000 city residents.
NEW YORK, Nov 4- More fuel terminals came back online in the New York harbor network on Sunday as mainline power was restored nearly a week after super storm Sandy, but gasoline shortages persisted and some major facilities remained idle.
NEW YORK, Nov 4- A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled on Sunday against near-freezing temperatures and officials fretted that displaced voters would not be able to cast ballots in Tuesday's presidential election. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said 30,000 to 40,000 people in New York City alone would need housing.
*Two more deaths in New Jersey, one from hypothermia. By Michelle Nichols and Robin Respaut.
By Michelle Nichols and Jeanine Prezioso. NEW YORK, Nov 4- Victims of superstorm Sandy on the East Coast struggled against the cold on Sunday amid fuel shortages and power outages, two days ahead of an election that polls suggest is a dead heat between President Barack Obama and his Republican rival.
NEW YORK, Nov 3- Fuel supplies headed toward disaster zones in the U.S. President Barack Obama, neck-and-neck in opinion polls with Republican rival Mitt Romney three days before the general election, told emergency response officials to cut through government ``red tape'' and work without delay to help ravaged areas return to normal as quickly as possible.
NEW YORK, Nov 3- Fuel supplies headed toward disaster zones in the U.S. The power restorations relit the skyline in Lower Manhattan for the first time in nearly a week and allowed 80 percent of the New York City subway service to resume, but more than a million homes and businesses still lacked power, down from 3.5 million on Friday.
Northeast while thousands of storm victims in New Jersey and elsewhere remained in the dark and awaiting disaster relief.
NEW YORK, Nov 3- While power returned to much of Manhattan and fuel supplies were headed for the disaster zone, residents of some of the hardest-hit areas faced a long wait for electricity and help after superstorm Sandy's devastating strike on the U.S.
By Edith Honan and Michelle Nichols. NEW YORK, Nov 2- Tempers frayed in long gas lines and millions were still without electricity across the U.S. Northeast on Friday as the death toll from superstorm Sandy hit 102 and crews searched for more victims in devastated communities in New York and New Jersey.
*Residents of hard-hit Staten Island complain of being ignored. NEW YORK, Nov 2- From New York City's Staten Island to the popular beach towns of the Jersey Shore, rescuers and officials on Friday faced growing evidence of widespread destruction wrought by superstorm Sandy, mounting anger over delayed relief and a rising death toll.