NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Regular weekday service resumed on subways and rails Wednesday, a day after a snowstorm shut down the city, but some commuters were experiencing delays.

Long Island Rail Road resumed regular weekday service on most branches. There were 10- to 15-minute systemwide delays due to weather conditions during the morning rush.

There was also no morning rush hour service between Montauk and Speonk or between Greenport and Ronkonkoma because of continued snow removal.

LIRR officials said they will work throughout the day and into the evening to clear snow from tracks and train stations, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported. There was no word on when service will be fully restored.

Some early-morning commuters got stuck in the snow Wednesday at the Ronkonkoma station, where the easternmost parking lot wasn’t plowed.

“This is insanity,” one woman told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria. “Why didn’t they plow this yesterday?”

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There was a front loader hard at work moving snow in the lot, but for many drivers, it was a small consolation.

“They had all day yesterday and all night, and the parking lot is like this,” another man said. “That’s absolutely absurd.”

Some commuters in Ronkonkoma said they were delayed from the get-go.

“My car wouldn’t start, so unfortunately I had to wait for it to get towed,” said Augie Ciulla.

“I think it’s horrible,” he added. “It’s going to make me even later.”

Kevin Nolan said he had problems just leaving his neighborhood.

“I had a little bit of trouble on the back roads here,” he said. “The side roads were a little bit rutty because of packed ice.

“I noticed when I crossed the tracks here that snow covered them. And then it’s like, ‘Uh-oh! That’s out.'”

At Penn Station, commuters said they were pleasantly surprised.

“It seems like they’ve done a pretty good job,” said Edward Bryden, of the Upper West Side. “I haven’t had any delays or anything.”

“They did pretty well, because I was out here pretty early and they were moving pretty fast,” said Grey LeBron, of Harlem.

But leaving the city on Amtrak was an issue for Monica Hines, who was trying to get to Baltimore.

“Not good,” the Brooklyn resident said. “They have delays right now and a cancellation. So I’m trying to get there.”

Most MTA subway lines were reporting good service by noon Monday. City buses were equipped with snow chains on select routes.

Metro-North was also operating normally.

In Connecticut, the usual weekday grind was back, with few complaints about the decision to shut down Metro-North on Monday night, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.

“Safety’s probably a better idea,” one man said.

On a 16-degree morning, only one train during the heart of the morning rush was more than 15 minutes late in Westport.

Amtrak also announced Wednesday that Acela Express and Northeast Regional services will return to normal Thursday with a full schedule between Washington, New York and Boston.

All corridor and connecting services will return to normal as well.

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