U.S. Northeast digs out after storm snarls travel | Reuters

NEW YORK New York dug out of its sixth biggest snowstorm on record and thousands of stranded travellers hoped to finally board long-delayed flights on Tuesday after a blizzard buried the northeastern United States the day after Christmas.

The city's normally busy streets were largely empty, many still unploughed, and commuter rail service struggled to resume regular operations after the storm dumped 20 inches (50.8 cm) over a 17-hour period on Sunday and Monday.

Financial markets operated normally.

"At first it was somewhat exciting and pretty cool to see this much snow, being from Texas, but by the second day it became pretty frustrating. The sidewalks were a mess," sai