More commuter options for New York

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Traffic is gridlocked on the Long Island Expressway into Manhattan near the turn off for the Queensboro Bridge

Traffic is gridlocked on the Long Island Expressway into Manhattan near the turn off for the Queensboro Bridge. (AP photo)

NEW YORK (AP) – More subway and rail lines are opening up today for New York commuters. And the Holland Tunnel from New Jersey is open to buses.

The power company serving New York says electricity should be restored by tomorrow to customers in Manhattan.

The U.S. death toll from superstorm Sandy has climbed past 90 in 10 states.

In parts of New York and New Jersey, drivers face another day of lining up for hours at gas stations struggling to stay supplied.

One man got in line in his van at 5 a.m. today in Brooklyn — and by 8 a.m., he was still two dozen cars from the front. He had a half-tank when he started — and had already used up half of that amount.

Triple-A estimates that 60 percent of the stations in New Jersey are shut, with the figure as high as 70 percent on Long Island.

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