Governor Andrew Cuomo says most of New York City's bridges are reopening and buses will begin running by 5 p.m. on a limited schedule.
But the governor says fully restoring the flood-damaged subway system could be a "yeoman's" undertaking.
Transit officials said today that several of the train tubes beneath the East River remain flooded. The chairman of the transportation authority says officials have a goal of trying to restart parts of the subway system as soon as possible. But it's too early to tell when that might happen, or how badly the submerged tunnels have been damaged.
The condition of critical electrical equipment in those tunnels is still unknown.
One subway station in lower Manhattan still has water up to the ceiling.