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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

We've wrapped Tuesday's live coverage, but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following.

Scroll down to see Twitter and Instagram updates from Newsday and its staff including the latest from transportation reporter Alfonso Castillo, who is following the developments in the LIRR union negotiations. 

(Mobile readers: Access social media posts via the link above.)

WATER MAIN BREAK

BABYLON. Suffolk County Water Authority customers in the vicinity of Coppertree Lane may experience a disruption in their water service due to a water main break. SCWA says the break affects about 10 residences.

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

SAGTIKOS PARKWAY. In Brentwood, there is construction work on the northbound and southbound sides at the Southern State Parkway.

WEATHER

Tuesday afternoon and evening will be partly cloudy with a 20 to 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. The high is expected to hit 86 Tuesday with a low of 72 tonight.

THAT'S SO LI: DUCKS vs. WINE IN CLOSE BATTLE

The Top 16 contestants in Newsday's That's SO Long Island Tournament are battling for your votes in Round 3, which ends Wednesday at 5 p.m. In the "Activities" corner, the fight between the Long Island Ducks and Long Island wine country is close, with fewer than 200 votes separating the contenders.

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is also facing his toughest opponent, Billy Joel, who's been a clear front-runner since the contest started. The Long Beach boardwalk and Jones Beach boardwalk also are squaring off.

Read more about the matchups and vote here: nwsdy.li/1jkGk75. (Mobile readers, access the tournament via the link at the top of this post.)

Tags: Towns , Long Island , traffic , LIRR , Nassau , Suffolk , weather

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