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Business

Snow, power outages trap workers at home

Several banks across the region closed; restaurants and offices in the dark

On the first workday since a superstorm brought the region to a halt, businesses in the Boston area on Monday were still digging out, coping with power outages, or having to make do without workers who were plowed in, literally blocked by some of the massive piles of snow that have become temporary monuments to the weekend blizzard.

For those who reached the office, they endured long commutes from the suburbs, morning delays on the MBTA, or a slushy slog to begin the workweek.

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