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In many ways, however, the region came through the storm remarkably well. Although power outages affected more than half a million utility customers, millions more weathered the high winds unscathed.
Boston’s “T” subway system began restoring service on Sunday and was running a normal schedule (but with warnings of delays) Monday for customers, including bus and commuter-rail riders.
The region’s airports, which had to cancel thousands of flights Friday and Saturday, are operating most of their regular flights once again. The travel tracking website FlightAware reports that none of the major airports, from Boston to Newark, is seeing cancellations of more than 20 Monday flights.
As Monday’s rain arrived, owners of homes and businesses could be thankful that roofs were laden with relatively light loads of snow, compared with what might have occurred if the storm hadn’t packed such strong winds.
And over the weekend, the blizzard that the Weather Channel called Nemo brought some joy as well as shoveling work to families. Many New Englanders went out to sled, ski, snowshoe, or play under sunny skies.