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LI Now traffic, weather and history for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Good morning, Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now live post for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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.

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

QUEENS: A disabled vehicle has blocked the center lane on the Grand Central Parkway eastbound after Exit 24. There is stop-and-go traffic from Exit 16.

For updated traffic and transit updates, visit the newsday.com page at http://nwsdy.li/1hh2eph.

WEATHER

Wednesday: Overcast with rain. Winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90 percent. High of 61.

Wednesday night: Overcast with rain and a low of 54. Winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90 percent with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible.

Thursday: Overcast with rain and a high of 63. Winds from the north-northwest at 15 to 20 mph.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1974 - Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds.

1997 - New York Ranger Wayne Gretzky's wife Janet is knocked unconcious and gets two stitches after a pane of heavy, treated glass fell from the boards around the rink and hit her while she watched the game at Madison Square Garden.

2012 - Hurricane Sandy forms in the Western Caribbean Sea.

Courtesy of www.historyorb.com

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