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Long Island updates for Monday, March 10, 2014
Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Monday, March 10, 2014.
Although we're wrapping up our live coverage for the day, you can find a roundup below of local stories Newsday has been following today, along with top tweets and other pertinent updates. (If you are viewing this post on a mobile device, use the link below to access our social media content.)
Newsday will also be covering the following meeting tonight.
TOBACCO USE POLICY. The Central Islip Board of Education plans to meet Monday night to discuss the Eastern Suffolk BOCES budget and board elections, as well as tobacco use on school property. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is in the Alfano Building. Follow Newsday reporter Sarah Armaghan’s Twitter posts: @ArmaghanS.
WATER MAIN BREAKS
The Suffolk County Water Authority was reporting the following water main breaks, as of 3 p.m. Monday.
SOUTHAMPTON. A break on Foster Crossing affects about 17 residences.
PATCHOGUE. A break on Brightwood Street, south of Beach Avenue, impacts about 18 residences.
Customers in these areas may experience no water service, low water pressure or discolored water as crews make repairs.
LIRR TRAIN HITS PERSON
The Long Island Rail Road suspended service in both directions for about 45 minutes Monday afternoon between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma after a person was struck by a train in Wyandanch.
Service on the Ronkonkoma Branch was restored around 2:30 p.m., but trains were running anywhere from 13 to 67 minutes late.
For the latest traffic and transit alerts, visit newsday.com/traffic.
RADIO JAMMING BILL
Reps. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Peter King (R-Seaford) held a news conference this morning to announce a bill that would protect emergency responder radios from being jammed. Read the full report from Newsday's David Schwartz. To read his tweets from the event, scroll down. (Mobile users should use the link above.)
Although snow was falling across Long Island Monday morning, it didn't stick around, melting as soon as it hit the ground. That's because temperatures were in the 40s with a high of 48 degrees. The low tonight will be 36.