Hundreds of LI schools, groups closed or delayed after blizzard

John Mifsud, left, and Zachary Zaia] enjoy fresh

John Mifsud, left, and Zachary Zaia] enjoy fresh snowfall by sledding at Bethpage State Park Golf Course in Bethpage. (Dec. 20, 2009) Photo Credit: Joel Cairo

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Hundreds of Long Island schools and organizations announced they're closing Monday, or delaying their opening, after a record weekend snowstorm that left up to 27 inches of snow on the ground.

Schoolkids by the thousands got an additional day to expand snow forts, build a higher snowman and engage in snowball fights.

Many of their parents weren't so lucky, however. Commuters Monday face a potential nightmare of clogged roads and dangerous driving conditions.

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