LI commuters head into the holiday weekend with less chaos

Long Island commuters headed in to the holiday weekend with a little less chaos Friday morning after the New York City transit strike ended.

The citys buses and subways were up and running after a three-day strike by the local Transport Workers Union (TWU). Many Long Islanders were forced to pack crowded Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) trains and walk in the bitter cold to their destinations in Manhattan. Now, residents say they are happy to be taking the subways again.

Although the LIRR was on its strike contingency schedule until 11 a.m., commuters were happy they didn't have to walk once they got into the city.

Related Story:Transit union accepts deal to end strike: Latest news and commuter information for LI

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