you DO understand that by "toll" they were referring to the death toll right?DG
Yes, I do know that. However, they should have included the word "death" to avoid the unfortunate double-entendre.
might I go out on a limb and suggest that the News People are cleverer than we make them out to be and say that I am nearly completely positive that this doubel entendre was intentional. Now it is a bit cheeky of them to be joking about these sorts of things though.
How about "Governor provides relief to commuters."