Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Reopening on Monday

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel is flooded after a tidal surge caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. The storm has claimed at least 16 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. US President Barack Obama has declared the situation a 'major disaster' for large areas of the US East Coast including New York City, with wide spread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), caused by Hurricane Sandy, October 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York, United States. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Photo: Allison Joyce/2012 Allison Joyce

Here’s a thing with the potential to make your Monday less infuriating: The Sandy-flooded Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is reopening at 6 a.m. Trucks will remain banned until further notice, but all other traffic is good to go in both directions, just like the old days. It’s “yet another step in restoring a sense of normalcy to the region,” said MTA Chairman Joe Lhota. Meanwhile, the R train between Brooklyn and Manhattan will stay down at least another few weeks.