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Latest Sandy News Timeline: Amtrak Service Resumes

UPDATED 10:45 PM EDT, October 30, 2012

Compiled By WeatherBug Meteorologists


Here is the latest timeline of Sandy`s developments rolling into the WeatherBug Weather Center. All times listed here are eastern.

10:45 p.m. --Amtrak announced that it will restart some service tomorrow, between Newark, N.J., and points south, as well as between Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Pa.

6:30 p.m. --Limited flight service will begin at the following New York City airports on Wednesday: JFK, Newark and La Guardia. Normal operations will resume at Islip, Westchester County Airport and Teterboro.

6 p.m. --New York City schools will be closed on Wednesday. Limited bus service began this afternoon; full service expected Wednesday.

3 p.m. --New York Stock Exchange and J.F.K. Airport will open Wednesday.

3 p.m. -- New York Times and the Associated Press reports U.S. death toll from storm is now 38.

3 p.m. -- Mayor: New York City subway will remain closed for "a good four or five days."

2:45 p.m. --29 inches of snow reported in Redhouse, Md. Largest snowfall total reported from the Appalachian blizzard this system is producing.

12 Noon -- Governor Cuomo is reporting at least 15 deaths in New York state due to Sandy.

11:55 a.m. -- Baltimore reporting schools and government offices closed today. Early voting resumes tomorrow.

11:35 a.m. -- All of New York City`s East River bridges are now open, including the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges.

11:30 a.m. -- Washington D.C.`s Reagan National Airport is reporting that although they did not officially close during the storm, hundreds of flights have been cancelled. They expect no flights into the airport today until 1:30 p.m. at the earliest.

11:07 a.m. -- The New York City Mayor`s Office is tweeting that 750,000 New Yorkers are still without power.

10:30 a.m. -- Con Ed tells New York Times that it could take days to fix substation that exploded Monday night near East River. More than 240,000 customers in lower Manhattan are without power because of the explosion.

10:30 a.m. -- Power outage total is still 7.3 million from Virginia to New England and west out into Ohio. New Jersey has 2.3 million customers without power

7:30 a.m. -- 26 inches of snow reported in Redhouse, Md., 16 inches reported in Raleigh, W.Va. Snow still falling along the central Appalachian spine.

7 a.m. -- Interstate 68 reopens in the mountains of western Maryland and West Virginia. Was closed due to blizzard conditions.

7 a.m. -- More than 7 million people are without power this morning, including nearly 4 million in the New York metro area.

12:30 a.m. --Interstate 68 is closed from Frostburg, Md., to Exit 15 in Preston County, W.Va., due to blizzard conditions.

11:30 p.m. --Media reports indicate at least 11 U.S. deaths blamed on Sandy. This includes a man in Hawthorne, N.J. who was killed when a tree fell on his house. This makes for three deaths in New Jersey.

11:00 p.m. --Backup generators failed at New York University Hospital, and hospital personnel had to manually evacuate intensive care patients down nine flights of stairs.

9:00 p.m. --Six deaths have been attributed to Sandy, including five in New York and one in Canada.

8:00 p.m. --Post-Tropical Storm Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. EDT in Atlantic City, N.J.

7:00 p.m. --Sandy is now post-tropical, centered 30 miles east-northeast of Cape May, N.J., and 20 miles south of Atlantic City, N.J. It is expected to make landfall by 8 p.m. EDT.

5:20 p.m. --The Key Bridge in Baltimore that crosses the Patapsco River is now closed.

5:10 p.m. --Sandy only 30 miles east-southeast of Cape May, N.J., heading for a possible landfall in the next hour near the southern-tip of New Jersey.

4:45 p.m. --Tidal surges exceed 7 feet at Sandy Hook, N.J., and Kings Point, N.J.

4:15 p.m. --New York City`s George Washington & Verrazano bridges will close at 7 p.m. tonight.

4:15 p.m. --UN headquarters in New York will be closed Tuesday

4:00 p.m. -- According to the National Hurricane Center 4 p.m. update, Hurricane Sandy has maximum sustained winds of 90 mph as it moves west-northwest at 28 mph. It is 55 miles east-southeast of Cape May, N.J., and 65 miles southeast of Atlantic City, N.J. It is expected to make landfall in southern New Jersey or central Delaware between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

3:30 p.m. -- 600,000 total power outages along East Coast. New Jersey has nearly quarter million outages.

3:30 p.m. -- Tappan Zee Bridge in New York closing at 4 p.m. EDT

2:55 p.m. -- Live WeatherBug Tracking Station in Crisfield, Md., reported gust of 67 mph in 1 o`clock hour.

2:50 p.m. -- Bay Bridge Between Annapolis and Maryland`s Eastern Shore now closed.

1:30 p.m. -- New York City Public Schools are closed Tuesday.

1 p.m. -- Power outages grow as winds increase. Thousands without power along Eastern Seaboard.

12:50 p.m. -- President Obama: `This is going to be a big and powerful storm,` states, feds making appropriate preps."

11:45 a.m. -- New York City Mayor Bloomberg: "If you are still in Zone A and can find a way to leave safely, leave immediately." (Source: Wall Street Journal Twitter)

11:30 a.m. -- Elite Urban Search and Rescue Team activated (Source: WTOP, Washington, D.C.)

11:00 a.m. -- New York state power outages exceed 25,000 customers

11:00 a.m. -- Sandy is continuing to strength as it moves north-northwest

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Photo Image: Cars are submerged at the entrance to a parking garage in New York`s Financial District in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. (Richard Drew, AP)

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