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LI Now: Traffic, weather and history for Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Good morning, Long Islanders, and welcome to the LI Now daily post for Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

As you head out to work, to drop the kids off at school or to run errands, this post will keep you updated about local traffic and transit conditions and weather.

Here, you'll also find information about upcoming meetings and a look at some key historical events that happened on this date. 

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

GREENVALE: Route 25A is closed in both directions between Glen Cove Road and Route 101 due to road construction.

WEST ISLIP: The left lane is closed on the Robert Moses Causeway southbound approaching Ocean Parkway due to road construction.

WEATHER

Wednesday will be overcast with a high of 70 and a 40 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Wednesday night's low will dip to 45, with a 30 percent chance of rain.

TODAY IN HISTORY

Two years ago, superstorm Sandy swept through New York, causing major flooding and damage that some Long Islanders are still dealing with today. You can find Newsday's complete coverage of superstorm Sandy by clicking here: http://nwsdy.li/1wEOGIe

This date in history is also "Black Tuesday," where on Oct. 29, 1929, nervous sellers traded around 16 million shares on the stock market, causing the Dow Jones to drop nearly 12 percent. This act is attributed to aiding to the onset of the Great Depression.

WHAT TO WATCH

HUNTINGTON: The planning board will hold a public meeting at 7 Wednesday to consider the proposed new building height for the Residences at Oheka Castle. Town Hall, 100 Main St. Follow Valerie Bauman's Twitter updates @ValerieReports

NORTH HEMPSTEAD: A special budget meeting is set for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Follow Scott Eidler's Twitter updates @EidzTowns

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