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Long Islanders sled through the blizzard

Vincent Aracri, 12, of Shoreham, goes airborne over

Vincent Aracri, 12, of Shoreham, goes airborne over a mogul on the hill behind Briarcliff Elementary School. In the hamlet of Shoreham, where some of the greatest accumulations of snow from the blizzard occurred, people come out to enjoy a long tradition -- family sledding down the slopes behind Briarcliff Elementary School. (Feb. 10, 2013) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The February blizzard dubbed "Nemo" dumped more than two feet of snow on Long Island and some locals used that bounty as an excuse to whip out their sleds.

The slopes at Mattlin Middle School in Plainview
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

The slopes at Mattlin Middle School in Plainview were crowded as children enjoyed sledding. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Children enjoy sledding at Mattlin Middle School in
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Children enjoy sledding at Mattlin Middle School in Plainview as the sun sets. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Ron Carroll of Shoreham, goes airborne over a
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Ron Carroll of Shoreham, goes airborne over a mogul on the hill behind Briarcliff Elementary School. In the hamlet of Shoreham, where some of the greatest accumulations of snow from the blizzard occurred, people come out to enjoy a long tradition -- family sledding down the slopes behind Briarcliff Elementary School. (Feb. 10, 2013)

Sisters Madison Jannou, 10, at front, and Jade
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Sisters Madison Jannou, 10, at front, and Jade Jannou, 16, of Shoreham, go airborne over a mogul on the hill behind Briarcliff Elementary School. (Feb. 10, 2013)

Julia Pase, 15, of Shoreham, goes airborne over
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Julia Pase, 15, of Shoreham, goes airborne over a mogul on the hill behind Briarcliff Elementary School. In the hamlet of Shoreham, where some of the greatest accumulations of snow from the blizzard occurred, people come out to enjoy a long tradition -- family sledding down the slopes behind Briarcliff Elementary School. (Feb. 10, 2013)

Charles Kelly, 10, of Rockville Centre, goes airborne
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Charles Kelly, 10, of Rockville Centre, goes airborne over a mogul on a hill behind Briarcliff Elementary School in Shoreham. The area got some of the greatest accumulations of snow from the blizzard and it made sledding excellent. (Feb. 10, 2013)

Vincent Aracri, 12, of Shoreham, goes airborne over
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Vincent Aracri, 12, of Shoreham, goes airborne over a mogul on the hill behind Briarcliff Elementary School. In the hamlet of Shoreham, where some of the greatest accumulations of snow from the blizzard occurred, people come out to enjoy a long tradition -- family sledding down the slopes behind Briarcliff Elementary School. (Feb. 10, 2013)

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