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Clear skies, roads greet Monday morning commuters on Long Island

Clear skies and roadways greeted Long Island commuters Monday morning.

Temperatures were expected to climb into the low 60s, an extension of the mild, sunny weather from the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The relatively mild weather should stretch through Tuesday afternoon, when a storm front moves in bringing a 30 percent to 60 percent chance of showers into Tuesday night.

The day started out chilly: The service said it reached a record daily low Monday of 33 degrees at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma; the 33-degree temperature at 5:41 a.m. broke the previous mark of 34 in 1994.

There were no reports of significant traffic issues on major roadways Monday, according to, the state Department of Transportation website.

The site did have one traffic alert, at 7:40 a.m., when three lanes of the westbound Long Island Expressway were closed because of a two-vehicle accident in Holtsville between Exits 63 and 62.

The crash closed the HOV, left and center lanes, according to the traffic alert, for about 15 minutes.

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