|Teamsters in Cambridge, Mass., cleaning up after the monster storm.|
Two airports and the New York Stock Exchange reopened, and some Amtrak service was restored along the Northeast Corridor. But in hard-hit New Jersey, the National Guard is still looking for flood victims, fires are still burning and entire neighborhoods are buried under sand and seawater. Millions are without power as far away as Michigan, and 29 inches of snow fell on western Maryland.
|Cambridge DPW Teamsters|
(We know we've left off plenty of hardworking Teamsters, but we hope to get to you as the clean-up continue.)
Brother Dan Battistelli tells us Local 633 Teamsters who work for True Value are busy. "Up here in N.H. We've been pulling orders, shipping and driving trailers all across New England (full) of generators, batteries, flashlights etc."
Local 25 Teamsters who work for the Cambridge, Mass., DPW are quickly clearing trees and removing debris as an appreciative city watches. Pardis Saffari tweeted a thank you to the Cambridge DPW with the message, "You guys are great."
A tweeter by the handle of @zenkenobi tweeted:
Cambridge DPW have been amazing the last couple days. I salute those guys in the orange trucks. #sandy #cambridgeMAAnd props were tweeted out to UPS from Phender Phlair in Franklin, Mass., who called UPS "heroic."
One New Yorker could hardly believe UPS even delivered during the superstorm:
@nyprdiva: So my doorbell just rang and it was @UPS with a package...seriously?Calolo Martin tweeted this black-and-white photo of Yonkers DPW Teamsters taking care of a fallen tree. We know from Facebook they were all out yesterday.
David G. Greenfield @NYCGreenfield: Can't thank the hard-working men & women of the Sanitation Department for their extraordinary work today clearing our streets.
Rebecca Schlachter @rebeccaforever: Shout out to our tireless, amazing sanitation workers #nyc #sandy
T.Vanea' Simmons @caramelmochiata:
Good Morning-After #Sandy: Aren't you glad we have police, firefighters, first responders, sanitation crews? Public employees to the rescue!
Thank you to all the NYC Government staff servicing the city today including sanitation workers on 12 hour shifts clearing debris #Sandy
@MainaNYC: Seeing all departments out there #nypd #fdny #coned #dsny working to clean this mess up. Thank you #nyc #sandy