New York-area commuters stranded for hours amid snow

The winter storm caused major traffic jams in and out of New York City as buses and cars got stuck and bridges were shut down during the evening commute.
2:09 | 11/16/18

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leading to dangerous and messy commutes across the country. Gio Benitez is out on the roads north of New York City and, gio, you got stuck in traffic for hours last night. But how are the conditions this morning? Reporter: Well, Michael, it's better than it was yesterday but it's still a mess out here. I'm going to hold up my iPhone so you can see what's happening on the road right now. We've got that snow melting right now and you've got the rain falling so the real concern is going to be black ice on the roads. That dangerous slippery invisible black ice on the roads. You know, as you said, I was stuck on the road for five hours yesterday like so many of you. The commute home today, probably very slow too. The weather bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill in and around New York City. At Manhattan's port authority bus terminal armed guards stood on the escalators trying to prevent a stampede. Thousands were gathered there tightly packed waiting for their ride home. In north Bergen, New Jersey, buses got stuck in the snow. People getting out of their cars to do the only thing they could do, push the buses out. Then there's the George Washington bridge in and out of Manhattan. An accident there causing parts of the bridge to shut down during the evening commute. Some people were even seen walking across it. My team and I were stuck in that mess. We've been stuck on the road now for hours and just take a look. That is the George Washington bridge into New York City. No car is moving. For much of the northeast it's a traffic nightmare. Finally as we approached, some relief. The George Washington bridge just re-opened. We are beginning that slow crawl back into New York City. Even so, we would sit in traffic for another hour as this fall snowstorm turned into rain. All right. And so when you're looking at this, you're asking were cities prepared for all this snow? It turns out we're hearing some of these city buses didn't have the chains around the tires to get through the snow, but, again, this is something you'd expect, George, in December, in January, not mid-november. It came a little early for

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