TODAY | November 05, 2012
>>> schiavocampo is in highlands, new jersey, more on the storm's aftermath. mara, good morning to you.
>> reporter: matt, good morning. the big concern now is cold weather . temperatures are expected to dip to near freezing tonight, and more than 1 million people are still without power. this just one day after new york city cancelled its most famous race in the wake of the storm. for the first time in over four decades, sunday's new york city marathon was cancelled. as the marathon project of recovering from superstorm sandy continues under the threat of cold weather moving in.
>> there's growing consensus this will be a coastal storm by the middle of next week.
>> reporter: into new york and new jersey lines for gas with hours long.
>> i've been here for two hours. never seen it this long. here every day and it's never been this bad.
>> reporter: thousands are struggling for a hot meal, a warm bed and a roof overhead. in new jersey power outages are still an issue, but governor chris christie pointed out that progress is being made.
>> we're down to under a million in less than six days of work. meet me in a land of hope and dreams
>> reporter: on friday night, bruce springsteen , christina aguilera , billy joel , sting and a collection of stars performed a benefit concert on nbc raising close to $23 million for the recovery effort, chipping away at the storm's estimated $50 billion price tag. the national guard , the red cross and good samaritans continue providing essential supplies, from water to phone calls. also people whose lives have been totally turned upside down.
>> our house is condemned. we don't know where we're going, but we have each other and we have stinld.
>> reporter: the new york city marathon is an international testament to the human spirit . in that spirit thousands of people who planned to run the race on sunday took to the streets in spite of the cancellation, some running, many volunteering in the neighborhoods that make up the marathon route.
>> i can't imagine losing everything, so if i can do something to help, whatever i can do, i'll do it.
>> reporter: those affected by superstorm sandy will need a runner's endurance in the months to come. now as for the morning commute, more buses and trains in the tri-state area are up and running again, but they are expected to be very crowded, especially with the gas shortages making it harder for people to drive. matt?
>> mara schiavocampo in new jersey,