(NEW YORK) -- Many commuters seethed with anger and frustration Monday as they endured the aftereffects of a massive snowstorm that battered the Northeast Sunday, including a New York City subway rider who was stranded on a frigid above-ground train for nine hours.
"No heat, no nothing," he told ABC affiliate WABC from a partially opened subway car door.
With 20 inches of snow, it was the fifth-largest storm in New York City history.
Some New Jersey motorists were stranded overnight, starting at about 7:30 p.m. About 60 people were reportedly stranded in their cars on I-280 in West Orange.
They have since been rescued, according to state police. They were among the victims of a post-holiday travel nightmare as airlines canceled more than 1,500 flights and others were stranded in cars and on public transportation.
The winter blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow in New York City and New England. Nearly two dozen states east of the Mississippi are under severe weather warnings.
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