The northeast of the United States crawled out from under a mammoth blizzard Sunday that caused at least nine deaths and paralyzed the region with high winds and heaps of snow.
More than 300,000 customers were still without power in the wake of the storm that struck a slew of states and dumped as much as three feet of snow across New England before battering three Canadian provinces.
The majority of the service disruptions were in hard hit Massachusetts, where Governor Deval Patrick said outages were at 250,000, down from 400,000 Saturday.
As crews worked to clear roads and sidewalks, travel conditions in the area began to pick up and return to normal.
New York area airports LaGuardia, John F Kennedy and Newark, which halted all flights at the height of the storm, resumed service Saturday with some delays.
Boston's Logan International Airport meanwhile warned travelers Sunday it was still experiencing some weather-related delays and cancellations.
FlightAware.com, which on Saturday listed almost 2,000 cancellations around the area, said 89 flights were scrapped at Logan, compared to 13 at JFK, two each at LaGuardia and Newark and 13 at Canada's Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
Logan "opened at 11 am and flights will be rebuilding by the end of today," said spokesman Matthew Brelis. "All 22 international airlines will come in and out tonight."
Rail company Amtrak, meanwhile, announced it would restore limited service between New York and Boston as it continued to clear its tracks of deep snow and downed trees and make the necessary repairs to restore full train service in the Northeast.
To facilitate the cleanup efforts, President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration for the state of Connecticut Sunday, where Governor Dannel Malloy said it appeared that most, if not all counties had been hit with record or near record snowfall.
"This declaration will provide much needed assistance to the state and our towns and cities as we continue to recover from this historic winter storm," Malloy said.
Some 16,620 customers remained without power in the state, according to Connecticut Light & Power.
As a thousand people in Massachusetts sought relief in shelters, Patrick said a major challenge, aside from cleaning up and restoring power, was making sure public transportation was back up and running by Monday morning.