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LI Now traffic, weather and history for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Good morning, Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now live post for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

This post will keep you informed about local traffic and transit alerts, weather, upcoming meetings and events and some top stories you might have missed. Also, scroll down for a glance at key historic events that happened on this date.

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

MANHASSET: The right lane is closed on Route 25a in both directions between Route 101 and Glen Cove Road due to road construction.

HOLBROOK: There is construction work on the LIE service road westbound Patchogue Holbrook Road.

WEATHER

Friday will be partly cloudy in the morning, then clear with a high of 70. Clouds will return in the evening with a low of 54.

Warm weather continues into the weekend, with Saturday seeing partly cloudy skies and a high of 70.

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1978, the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the 75th World Series Championship. It was the 22nd World Series win for the team, who beat the Dodgers in only four games. Today in 1978 also marked the first of a 23-game winning streak for the New York Islanders.

Comedian Stephen Colbert's satirical political talk show "The Colbert Report" first aired on this date in 2005. Colbert will be taking over for late-night talk show host David Letterman upon his retirement in 2015.

For those who really want to take advantage of "Casual Friday," Oct. 17 is also Wear Something Gaudy Day, a holiday inspired by 1970s sitcom character Larry Dallas on television show "Three's Company."

WHAT TO WATCH

Be sure to catch all of the homecoming action this weekend as another round of high schools across Long Island celebrate their big day. Follow our reporters as they travel to nine different high schools this weeked, including: Walt Whitman, Floral Park, Brentwood, North Shore, Holy Trinity, Smithtown East, Wantagh, Port Jefferson and Bethpage.

Also, see what homecomings we've already covered at: http://nwsdy.li/1wk0lfG

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