Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Reopening on Monday

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.