Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Day 3: NYC subway creaking back to life; Two boys still missing


NEW YORK(AP) - New York's subways are rolling again - at least, some of them. An A train pulled out of Penn Station three days after tunnels were flooded in Superstorm Sandy.

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota says 14 of the city's 23 subway lines are to be operating today with service restoration to continue as the days go on.

None of the trains are going into lower Manhattan, which is still dealing with a massive blackout. But commuters can at least be happy about the price. Gov. Andrew Cuomo waived fares through Friday.

The subways carry 5.2 million riders daily. The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North each were providing limited service. They have 300,000 daily riders.

Meantime, rescuers in New York City are searching for two young boys who were swept from their mother's arms by floodwaters.

Police say the boys are a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. They disappeared Monday night when waves of water crashed into an SUV while they were being driven by their mother in the city's Staten Island borough.

The Daily News says their mother tried to hold onto them, but the surging water ripped them away. The mother spent a harrowing night trying to get help.

Police say the search for the boys is continuing today.