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Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Monday, March 3, 2014.
Although this morning's storm left the Island lightly dusted with snow, Long Islanders dodged a bigger blast of the white stuff as the storm originally expected to drop six inches on the South Shore moved farther south and east.
It is cold though -- currently in the low 20s -- and temperatures are expected to drop...Read more »
After four years of trying to figure out how to get cars off town roads before a snowstorm, the Riverhead Town board has come up with a compromise that would let the supervisor or a designee declare a snow emergency before a storm arrives and would ban parking on any town road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
A public hearing on the plan has been set for the next town board meeting at 2 p.m. March 4....Read more »
The North and Central Merrick Civic Association plans to host a meeting about the Town of Hempstead’s snowplowing practices and the increasing number of potholes that create potentially dangerous obstacle courses for motorists and pedestrians.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in the North Merrick Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd. Town Councilman Gary Hudes and highway department representatives...Read more »
Welcome to the Long Island Now live post for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
The storm that dropped snow -- nearly 2 inches in Nassau County and three in Suffolk -- rain and ice pellets on Long Island earlier today has passed, and the National Weather Service lifted its winter weather advisory a few hours earlier than expected.
That means this evening's commute should be much less eventful than...Read more »
Although we've wrapped up today's live coverage, below, you'll find a rundown of stories that Newsday has been following throughout the day.
You'll also find the poll of the day, traffic, transit and weather alerts, and updates from our staff via social media. (Mobile users can access this additional content using the link below.)
POLL: RATE LI SNOW REMOVAL
About a year ago, Brookhaven...Read more »
Long Island avoided a possible 8 inches of snow overnight, but up to 4 inches on top of Thursday's total made for a rough go of it early Friday morning.
All told, the area is looking at a total of 14 to 18 inches between Thursday and Friday.
Unfortuntely, the area isn't out of the woods on Saturday, with another 1 to 3 inches on the way. Check back often for the latest breaking news,...Read more »
Babylon Town is trying to expand the roster of independent contractors it uses to augment its snow plow fleet, venturing onto Facebook and the town website for the first time and offering a starting rate of $68.77 per hour.
The prerequisites are simple, Public Works Commissioner Tom Stay said: a vehicle, a plow and a willingness to work long overnight hours on the town’s 537 miles of road.
“Some...Read more »
With more snow falling overnight, schools on Long Island are already announcing delayed openings, while at least one township said it was opening later than usual.
The Town of Huntington said Town Hall won't open until 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Brookhaven, meanwhile, said its town recreation and senior centers would reopen.
Hundreds of schools have announced delayed openings.
Here...Read more »
The National Weather Service has upgraded expected total snowfall amounts to 10 to 14 inches for Nassau County and most of Suffolk.
Suffolk's South Shore and the South Fork will get off "easy," looking at 8 to 10 inches, with 6 to 8 expected for the tip of the South Fork.
Some parts of Long Island could get a decent shot of snow overnight, according to the latest forecast.
Here...Read more »
The towns of Brookhaven and Huntington have both announced snow delays ahead of the winter storm that's expected to hit Long Island early on Thursday, while some school districts are already posting delays or closings.
Brookhaven said its town senior and recreation centers, including the aquatic center in Mastic, would delay opening by two hours and open at 11 a.m.
Brookhaven's nutrition...Read more »