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NYC traffic thick on 2nd morning after superstorm

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NEW YORK (AP) - Morning rush-hour traffic appears thicker than on a normal day as people start to return to work in a New York without subways.

Cars were bumper to bumper on several of the city's major highways. Monitoring cameras showed backed-up traffic.

In Lower Manhattan where power was out, traffic streamed off the Brooklyn Bridge but slowed as it approached downtown. There were few signs, if any, that traffic was being directed by police through intersections with darkened stoplights.

The subway remains shut down after superstorm Sandy flooded tunnels. Some vehicular tunnels remain closed.

Buses have resumed partial service. And the city has modified taxi rules and encouraged drivers to pick up more than one passenger at a time.

Roads were jammed in parts of Long Island on the first real rush-hour since the storm.

Traffic was much worse than usual Wednesday morning on Route 110 in Farmingdale. The corridor leads to high-tech office buildings near the Long Island Expressway.

Traffic lights were still out in a lot of places, complicating matters even further.

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