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"In US stocks today, though for the week the US natural markets still posted losses. The Dow was up one hundred twenty three points today to twenty five thousand four thirteen. The NASDAQ fell eleven points, the SNP up six points. This is NPR. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson, New York City officials say plummeting temperatures and an unexpected amount of snow contributed to widespread chaos last night. Marital Bazi city Commissioner said they were expecting one to two inches of snow instead of more than six transportation Commissioner Polly trot and Burg says without enough warning the city was not able to salt and plow roads, effectively this event had been described to something where it was not going to get below freezing. And everything was going to it got icy and not just on the George Washington Bridge. Bayonne bridge cross Bronx major Deegan. A bunch of places where trucks and cars started slipping and sliding marital Bosnia said there will be an audit of how the city and other agencies like the port authority could have reacted more effectively. Meanwhile, New Jersey transit has suspended service on to train lines due to damage from this storm. The agency says the north jersey coast line will be shut down until tomorrow morning. That's because overhead wires came down in Middletown that significantly damaged signal lines. The Gladstone branch will also be shut down until Monday morning. That's to make time for repairs to a signal crossing in new providence where a strain or a train struck a car last night. Nj transit. Bus and rail tickets and passes will be cross honored across the system and with private buses for the rest of tonight. Mayor de Blasio says he has fired the head of New York City's watchdog agency to preserve its honor and integrity, the mayor announced this afternoon that he removed department investigation Commissioner Mark Peters. The Blasios said his decision was spurred by recent report, accusing Peters of abusing his power the very top leadership at DIO. I've repeatedly undermined the values critical to its mission. My job as mayor to make a change. So that deal I can do. It's important work going forward. Tensions between the two men were high after Peter's issued hard hitting investigations of the city's housing authority correction department and child services agency earlier this year to Blasi reportedly the ordered his staff to find ways to get rid of him. The mayor has nominated the state's executive deputy attorney general for criminal Justice says Peterson replacement for the rest of tonight mostly clear with a low of thirty five wind chills between thirty and thirty five wind gusts to twenty eight miles an hour. Support for NPR comes. From the YMCA committed to opportunities for all and the belief that no one should be defined by zip code. They're born into details on the impact of donations YMCA dot net slash for a better us. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish. And I'm Ari Shapiro. It's another day of counting actually recounting in Florida across the state workers are counting ballots by hand in the US Senate race where Republican challenger Rick. Scott maintains a narrow lead over democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in Broward County this morning. Local election workers went through a PowerPoint full of instructions on how to decipher ballots that have been remarked with crossed out. Check marks even written on by voters voter marks"