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Storm delays buses, trains, air travel but few major disruptions 

Another round of snow Sunday created hassles getting around Long Island, but local transportation networks withstood the latest storm with few major disruptions.

The fast-moving storm left the region's transit systems and airports operating mostly without issue. Last week's storm temporarily shut down the Long Island Rail Road and paralyzed air travel in the region.

Sunday's storm did not cause delays or service changes on the railroad, MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said. He said he did not expect the storm to affect commuters Monday.

Drivers, however, fared worse Sunday, with snowfall making at times for slippery roads and poor visibility.

From 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. Sunday, Suffolk County police responded to 140 motor vehicle crashes.

State police shut down the three lanes westbound on Southern State Parkway from Sunrise Highway to exit 43a in Islip for several ours Sunday evening due to a serious accident. And in Nassau there was a serious single-vehicle crash on Smith Street in Uniondale.

During the height of the storm, a truck carrying home heating oil overturned on Sunrise Highway in the Eastport area, according to Suffolk County Police. At least eight gallons of oil leaked from the truck, which blocked the eastbound off ramp at exit 62. The driver had minor injuries and received treatment at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.

But New York State Transportation Department spokesman Stephen Canzoneri said he did not expect the storm to hinder the Monday morning commute.

There were 45-minute delays on the Nassau Inter-County Express bus Sunday afternoon, and some buses took detours in Roslyn and Lake Success, according to the system. Service should return to normal by Monday morning, albeit with some possible delays, according to a NICE bus news release.

The storm caused dozens of flight cancellations at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Long Island MacArthur airports, according to the airports midday Sunday. At one point in the afternoon, nearly all departures from JFK and most from LaGuardia were late, according to flightview.com.

But the disruption to air travel was less severe than it was during last week's nor'easter, which forced JFK and LaGuardia to suspend operations.

"This was much easier" than the last storm, MacArthur commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken said Sunday. "We'd much rather have this."

With Dandan Zou

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