Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Thursday, May 22, 2014, your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, school updates and more.
We've wrapped the live coverage, but here is a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.
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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
MANORVILLE: Two lanes are blocked on the Long Island Expressway westbound east of Exit 70.
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SUFFOLK WATER MAIN FLUSHING
Through tomorrow, the Suffolk County Water Authority is flushing water mains on streets within an area that is generally bounded by Old Country Road to Montauk Highway south to the Bay, and Tanners Neck Lane east to Oneck Lane.
Today's forecast calls for overcast skies with showers and thunderstorms and a high of 68. The chance of rain is 60 percent, and winds will come from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight will be overcast with showers and thunderstorms and a low of 55. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 60 percent.