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Nor'easter Buries Wall Street

The storm dumps a record amount of snow on New York City, likely making for a tough commute Monday.
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Getting to work on Wall Street and elsewhere in the Northeast will prove challenging Monday after a burly storm buried the region in snow.

The National Weather Service reported that 26.9 inches of snow had fallen in New York¿s Central Park by 4 p.m. EST Sunday, marking a new record for a single storm since records have been kept. The previous record of 26.4 inches was set on Dec. 27, 1947.

The storm crippled transportation around the nation¿s financial capital. LaGuardia Airport was closed, and hundreds of flights were cancelled at the metropolitan area¿s two other major airports, Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy.

Long Island Rail Road advised commuters that some trains would be cancelled Monday morning while others would be delayed at least 30 minutes. New Jersey Transit cancelled some bus routes and train departures on Sunday.

The stock market appeared to be ready for business as usual, however. As of 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the New York Stock Exchange¿s Web site didn¿t mention a storm-related schedule change; a call to a spokesman wasn¿t returned.