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Some transit, power returns in Mass. after storm

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm •  Published: February 10, 2013
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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Travel slowly returned to normal and crews raced to restore power in Massachusetts on Sunday after the massive snowstorm that dumped up to 30 inches of snow in the Northeast and lashed the coast with damaging winds and tides.

Some trains and buses began running Sunday, said authorities, who hoped to fully restore the system for Monday morning's rush hour. Logan Airport also reopened, and a travel ban on roads was lifted.

About 240,000 homes and businesses, mostly along the southeastern Massachusetts coast and on Cape Cod, were without power Sunday morning and some might be without it until Tuesday, officials warned. About 1,000 people stayed overnight in shelters, said Gov. Deval Patrick.

"Considering the severity of the storm, the amount of snow and the wind, we've come though this pretty well," Patrick told CBS "Face the Nation."

The governor, joined by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and interim Sen. William "Mo" Cowan, toured hard-hit areas of Plymouth and Cape Cod on Sunday, meeting with local emergency management officials.

Patrick said damage along the coast was still being assessed, but no serious injuries were reported from flooding.

Officials warned of carbon monoxide dangers after two people, including a teenage boy, died while sitting in running cars in Boston.

The boy's father was shoveling snow in the Roxbury neighborhood on Saturday and put his son into the car to stay warm. The car's tailpipe was clogged with snow and the boy was overcome by carbon monoxide, said Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald.

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