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After her truck got stuck in the snow (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

After her truck got stuck in the snow on Ocean Avenue in Center Moriches, Diane Candela, gets help from her son Peter Candela and her son in law J. R. Roth. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Blizzard blasts Long Island

On Dec. 26, 2010, a blizzard blasted Long Island with as much as 20 inches of snow in some parts.

After her truck got stuck in the snow
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

After her truck got stuck in the snow on Ocean Avenue in Center Moriches, Diane Candela, gets help from her son Peter Candela and her son in law J. R. Roth. (Dec. 28, 2010)

After her truck got stuck in the snow
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

After her truck got stuck in the snow on Ocean Ave in Center Moriches, Diane Candela, (in truck) gets help from her son Peter Candela, right, and her son in law J. R. Roth, left, who try to shovel her out in an attempt to free the truck. In the end she needed to be towed out by another truck. December 28, 2010. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Nicole McKee, of Hauppauge, photographed her son 17-month-old
(Credit: Reader photo by Nicole McKee)

Nicole McKee, of Hauppauge, photographed her son 17-month-old son Logan gazing at the effects of December's blizzard. (Dec. 27, 2010)

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LIRR workers use fire to melt ice and
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

LIRR workers use fire to melt ice and snow around the tracks near Jamaica station. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A car makes navigates on ice and snow
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

A car makes navigates on ice and snow covering West Court Drive in Centereach. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A payloader moves snow from a church's parking
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

A payloader moves snow from a church's parking lot on Ocean Avenue in Center Moriches, Tuesday. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Jonathan Hammond, center, waits at John F. Kennedy
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Jonathan Hammond, center, waits at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Tuesday morning. Hammond has been trying to fly home to Boston since Sunday when a blizzard closed NY's airports. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Stranded travelers, many waiting since Sunday, take refuge
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Stranded travelers, many waiting since Sunday, take refuge in the American Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Tuesday. (Dec. 28, 2010)

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LIRR track workers remove snow and try to
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

LIRR track workers remove snow and try to get the tracks heated at Jamaica station, Tuesday. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A delayed 7:10 a.m. train approaches the LIRR
(Credit: James Carbone)

A delayed 7:10 a.m. train approaches the LIRR Ronkonkoma station, Tuesday. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Morgan Collins, of Island Park and Ricky Demirakos,
(Credit: Sally Morrow)

Morgan Collins, of Island Park and Ricky Demirakos, of Oceanside, wait for an hour at the Rockville Centre LIRR station for a train to Penn Station. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Michele Paoli of Old Bethpage waits for LIRR
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Michele Paoli of Old Bethpage waits for LIRR service to resume early Tuesday at Penn Station in Manhattan. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A 7:10 a.m. train running on delay approaches
(Credit: James Carbone)

A 7:10 a.m. train running on delay approaches the Long Island Rail Road station in Ronkonkoma Tuesday morning. (Dec. 28, 2010)

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A file photo of a rider boarding a
(Credit: Joel Cairo)

A file photo of a rider boarding a westbound train at the Hicksville LIRR station. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Commuters navigate a snow covered plaform at the
(Credit: James Carbone )

Commuters navigate a snow covered plaform at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station, Tuesday morning. (Dec. 28, 2010)

An SUV is stuck on a guardrail on
(Credit: Newsday / Emilio Guerra)

An SUV is stuck on a guardrail on Route 110 in Melville. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Children and adults alike take advantage of a
(Credit: Kevin Imm)

Children and adults alike take advantage of a snow mountain in the Bethpage LIRR station's parking lot. (Dec. 27, 2010)

The sun sets over frozen farm equipment in
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

The sun sets over frozen farm equipment in a field in Riverhead. (Dec. 27, 2010)

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The eastbound entrance ramp at Exit 17 on
(Credit: Newsday / Jeff Schamberry)

The eastbound entrance ramp at Exit 17 on the Southern state Parkway was not plowed and impassable at 11 a.m. Monday. (Dec. 27, 2010)

'Dolli' was not feeling up for her walk
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'Dolli' was not feeling up for her walk in Rockville Centre. (Dec. 27, 2010)

A blizzard and strong waves in Hashamomuch Cove
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

A blizzard and strong waves in Hashamomuch Cove in Southold caused major damage to a home. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Three men help a motorist stuck an exit
(Credit: Jeff Schamberry)

Three men help a motorist stuck an exit ramp of the Southern State Parkway eastbound at Exit 17. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Wind whips up the snow in Jamaica, Queens.
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy )

Wind whips up the snow in Jamaica, Queens. (Dec. 27, 2010)

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Linda Monterroso, 15, of Hewlett, went sledding in
(Credit: Zeke Miller)

Linda Monterroso, 15, of Hewlett, went sledding in Grant Park with her parents. "It was so much fun," she said. "We stayed inside all day yesterday, but it was worth it." (Dec. 27, 2010)

Trains remain at a standstill in Ronkonkoma while
(Credit: James Carbone)

Trains remain at a standstill in Ronkonkoma while all service was suspended on the Long Island Rail Road. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Stranded travelers wait at the Airtrain JFK boarding
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Stranded travelers wait at the Airtrain JFK boarding area at the Jamaica station in Queens. The AirTrain was shut down Sunday, and remained at a halt through Monday. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Dina Jimenez, left, Alexandra Jimenez, and Anthony Yepez
(Credit: Sally Morrow)

Dina Jimenez, left, Alexandra Jimenez, and Anthony Yepez dig on Merrick Road in Rockville Center, Monday. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Diego Casimiro uses a snowblower to clear a
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Diego Casimiro uses a snowblower to clear a walkway on Jericho Turnpike, Monday, in Mineola. (Dec. 27, 2010)

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Joe Hudson, 83, takes a momentary break from
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin )

Joe Hudson, 83, takes a momentary break from shoveling snow in front of his house on Polk Street in Freeport (Dec. 27, 2010)

Lakeview Avenue in Lakeview became impassable as many
(Credit: Newsday / Jeff Schamberry)

Lakeview Avenue in Lakeview became impassable as many vehicles got stuck in the snow. A major snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Long Island. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Vehicles are encased in snow in Queens. (Dec.
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy )

Vehicles are encased in snow in Queens. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Due to the storm's high winds, the Queens
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Due to the storm's high winds, the Queens Library Rego Park Branch at 63rd Drive had high drifts, making the sidewalk impassable. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Sleigh riders in Queens near Juniper Valley Park
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Sleigh riders in Queens near Juniper Valley Park were covered by the storm's high winds. (Dec. 27, 2010)

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A snow removal train works at the Ronkonkoma
(Credit: James Carbone)

A snow removal train works at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station. (Dec. 27, 2010)

A scene from the front door of a
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin )

A scene from the front door of a home on Polk Street in Freeport with three-foot plus snow drifts and unplowed roads as of 9 am Monday morning (Dec.27, 2010)

Plowed snow from the blizzard blows in the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Plowed snow from the blizzard blows in the wind at the empty TangerOutlets center in Rivehread. (Dec. 27, 2010)

A plow can't move due to cars blocking
(Credit: Newsday / Jeff Schamberry)

A plow can't move due to cars blocking the Eastbound 17S exit of the Southern State Parkway. Drivers got out of their cars to help those who were stuck. A major snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Long Island. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Angel Moronta, 13, of Rockville Centre, earns some
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Angel Moronta, 13, of Rockville Centre, earns some extra money shoveling snow on Polk Street in Freeport Monday morning after more than 16 inches fell on the fishing village. (Dec. 27, 2010)

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Drivers braved the LIE in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 27,
(Credit: James Carbone)

Drivers braved the LIE in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 27, 2010)

December 27, 2010, NY: Medford, NY: A deputy
(Credit: Photo by James Carbone)

December 27, 2010, NY: Medford, NY: A deputy sheriff makes his way along snow covered westbound LIE at exit 64 in Medford. (Photo by James Carbone)

Jack Martins uses a snowblower to clear the
(Credit: Photo by Howard Schnapp)

Jack Martins uses a snowblower to clear the walkway on Banbury Road on Monday in Mineola. (Dec. 27, 2010)

A snowblower helps ease the job of clearing
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

A snowblower helps ease the job of clearing the walkway on Willis Avenue in Mineola on Monday. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Plows head down Jericho Turnpike on Monday in
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Plows head down Jericho Turnpike on Monday in Mineola. (Dec. 27, 2010)

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Ross Martin uses a snowblower to clear a
(Credit: James Carbone)

Ross Martin uses a snowblower to clear a path outside of his Patchogue home on Maple Avenue. (Dec. 27, 2010)

White-out conditions blocked visibility on Route 112 in
(Credit: James Carbone)

White-out conditions blocked visibility on Route 112 in Medford, but people obviously had listened to advice from media outlets--and had stayed home. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Junior Mora, of Medford, walks to work along
(Credit: James Carbone)

Junior Mora, of Medford, walks to work along Route 112 in Medford. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Pedestrians try to navigate down Willis Avenue early
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Pedestrians try to navigate down Willis Avenue early Monday in Mineola. (Dec. 27, 2010)

White-out conditions pose a challenge for drivers on
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin )

White-out conditions pose a challenge for drivers on the Southern State Parkway near the Meadowbrook Parkway overpass. (Dec. 26, 2010)

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Don Grim makes adjustments to his plow on
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Don Grim makes adjustments to his plow on Route 48 in Southold. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Deer search for food in a field on
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Deer search for food in a field on Rocky Point Road in East Marion during Sunday's blizzard. (Dec. 26 2010)

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