New York City

New York Subway System May Take Weeks to Recover from Sandy

And lots of money, of course

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New York's subway system may take weeks of work and tens of billions of dollars to be restored to full service as officials assess the toll from floods, hurricane-force winds and electrical damage that crippled the most populous U.S. city's transportation hub.

"I can say unequivocally that the MTA last night faced a disaster as devastating as it has ever faced in its history," Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joe Lhota said at a news conference today.

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