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PLANES — Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks says airlines are running at about 75 percent of their regular flight schedules. “The Airport continues to advise passengers to check with their airlines, especially through their websites, regarding their flights’ status.

Tweed Airport in New Haven had power restored and is back open. A normal schedule will resume Thursday.

Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford remains underwater.

In New York and New Jersey, Newark and JFK are open, but are both operating on a reduced schedule. JFK and Newark should be at full operations in the next 24 to 36 hours.

New York’s LaGuardia Airport has reopened Thursday morning.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the first plane, a Delta flight out of Syracuse, landed at LaGuardia at 7:03 a.m.

Spokesman Pasquale DiFulco strongly urged passengers to call their carriers to confirm their flights before heading out to the airport.

He says LaGuardia will be running on a limited schedule on Thursday.

DiFulco says JFK and Newark, which also began on a limited schedule on Wednesday, should be at full operations in the next 24 to 36 hours.

TRAINS – Metro-North Railroad plans to resume running trains between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal Thursday morning after a three-day shutdown. A full train schedule is available from the MTA website. This morning Metro-North said trains were running 15-20 minutes late because of “slippery rail conditions.”

Due to circuit problems that its phone company is experiencing, it has re-activated its 1-800-METRO INFO phone number on a temporary basis. Call this number for Information regarding Metro-North.

Shore Line East service will also resume this morning. No connections will be available west of New Haven. Some slight delays may be possible.

Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor was to take commuters from city to city for on Friday for the first time since the storm.

It is not known how long it will take to resume service between New Haven and Stamford, where several trees came down on tracks and other damage was reported. Service on the Danbury, Waterbury and New Canaan will also remain suspended indefinitely as repairs are completed.

In New York City, limited subway service in Manhattan north of 48th Street and in Brooklyn, N.Y., should restart Thursday morning. Customers with October monthly commutation tickets will be able to use them for travel through Nov. 5.

Long Island Railroad, and the other Metro-North lines in New York are beginning to get some rails running.

AUTOMOBILES — Roads remain blocked locally across Southwestern Connecticut. And with large percentages of many cities and towns still in the dark, many stop lights are off. Local officials, like the Fairfield police, remind drivers to treat intersections as four-way stop signs when the lights are off.

If you are going to try and drive into New York City, be aware that in an effort to reduce congestion, all bridge crossings into the city except for the George Washington Bridge are open only to high-occupancy vehicles. That means if you don’t have at least three people in your car — don’t get on the bridge.

Buses are running in New York City, and into the city.

In Connecticut, CT Transit has resumed normal service, as has the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority.

NEW YORK SUBWAYS

Trains started rolling about 6 a.m. Thursday. MTA officials say 14 of the city’s 23 subway lines will have at least some service.

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Tom Cleary

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