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Throngs of New York commuters rush home as blizzard intensifies
Throngs of New York commuters rush home as blizzard intensifies

As a powerful blizzard barreled toward the Northeast, commuters were learning the hard way that it was becoming more difficult to get anywhere from here. For a region that lives on its roads and mass transit, the late afternoon and evening hours of Monday meant an early rush hour in the hope of beating the worst of the storm’s impact. It also meant long lines at commuter centers. Scores of commuters lined up at the Port Authority for buses to New Jersey, some waiting for hours. Jenna Freed, 28, a senior social media strategist, had planned ahead. Instead of parking and riding the train back to Montclair, she wore heavy boots and bought a bus ticket that took her closer to home to...

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