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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Well, that's it for the live post on this lovely Friday, Aug. 15.

To help with your weekend plans, be sure to check out events featured on exploreLI.com and view the weather forecast.

Overall, it's expected to be sunny with a high of around 80 Saturday. On Sunday, there is a chance of rain. The high again will be around 80.

Meanwhile, take a look at some of the news we've been following Friday and see how LIers have been enjoying the weather.

ISLIP ROADS CLEAR

All town roadways in the Town of Islip, one of the areas hardest hit by Wednesday's historic rainstorm, are now clear, the town said Friday.

More than 300 Islip employees worked to make an estimated 400 miles of roadways passable, Islip Supervisor Tom Croci said in a news release. Additionally, 14 sinkholes caused by the storm were secured.

Islip received 10.2 inches of rain on Wednesday, with West Islip receiving 11.5 inches and Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma receiving a record-breaking 13.57 inches.

WANTED

Suffolk County police are looking for an unidentified man who allegedly stole an Alpha Key from the Staples location at 526 Route 111 in Hauppauge. The theft occurred on May 28, 2014, at about 7:20 p.m.

Alpha Keys are used to unlock security devices on merchandise.

Anyone with information can call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

MASSAPEQUA: Road construction has closed the left lane on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway southbound between exits 3 and 5.

MTA: MTA fare vending machines will not accept credit or debit card purchases between 1 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday due to a mainframe software upgrade, officials said. Full story here: http://nwsdy.li/1uAHpeH

For up-to-date traffic and transit information, visit the newsday.com page at http://nwsdy.li/1hh2eph.

WHAT TO WATCH 

Firefighters on Sunday will participate in a clam-eating contest to raise money for South Shore firehouses that are still repairing damage from superstorm Sandy. The 2 p.m. event will be at Peter's Clam Bar, 600 Long Beach Rd. Read John Asbury's Twitter updates @johnasbury

 

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