U.S. markets for stocks, options and other exchange-based derivatives remained closed for a second-straight session on Tuesday, marking the first two-day weather-related shutdown since 1888.
NYSE Euronext said it will open for normal trading on Wednesday. Trading will commence on the NYSE at 9:30 am under normal opening procedures.
"We are pleased to be able to return to normal trading tomorrow," said Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext, in a statement. "Our building and systems were not damaged and our people have been working diligently to ensure that we have a smooth opening tomorrow."
The Nasdaq has also told CNBC it is planning to open on Wednesday, as normal.
Investors expect heightened volatility when markets reopen Wednesday, the final trading day of the month, as the two-day closure creates pent-up demand.
Meanwhile, Disney announced it will acquire Lucasfilm in a deal worth nearly $4 billion, a rough equivalent to what the conglomerate paid for Marvel Entertainment in 2009. Disney will pay half of the deal in cash and will issue 40 million shares at closing. Lucasfilm was founded and is owned by George Lucas, producer of Star Wars and Indiana Jones films.
Stock index futures were open for electronic trade earlier but closed at 9:15 am ET, as scheduled. Futures ended the trading session flat.
Twenty-nine deaths have been reported so far, while more than 8.5 million people were left without power along the East Coast. Early estimates suggest that the cost to the U.S. economy could be as much as $20 billion.