After a snap snowstorm Thursday morning that provoked over 100 accidents on Long Island roads, 2010 started with more winter weather across Long Island.
The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement this morning warning of slippery roads and surfaces after a wintry mix fell across most of Long Island overnight.
"I counted 84 accidents from about 8:30 this morning," Trooper Frank Bandiero, a State Police spokesman, said shortly after 1 p.m. "Nothing major - a few multiple-car accidents and just a few minor injuries.
"But most could have been avoided if people would have just slowed down."
A Suffolk County police spokeswoman said the agency received calls for dozens of accidents, "mostly fender-benders and nothing serious," she said.
A Nassau County police spokesman also said there were numerous minor accidents, but "nothing major reported."
Snow began falling around 8 a.m. in parts of Queens and Long Island. There were more than a dozen accidents on Long Island roads between 8:23 a.m. and 11 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation Web site.
With Mitchell Freedman and Kathy Drouin-Keith