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Long Island snowstorm updates: Latest on weather, traffic and LIRR

The weight of the snow caused this roof

The weight of the snow caused this roof to collapse on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Farmingdale, police said. Credit: Paul Mazza

Long Island avoided a possible 8 inches of snow overnight, but up to 4 inches on top of Thursday's total made for a rough go of it early Friday morning.

All told, the area is looking at a total of 14 to 18 inches between Thursday and Friday.

Unfortuntely, the area isn't out of the woods on Saturday, with another 1 to 3 inches on the way. Check back often for the latest breaking news, traffic and weather alerts and train delays.

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Snow takes down roof: The weight of snow caused a roof to collapse Friday morning in Farmingdale, police said. The wooden storage shed on Eastern Parkway was unoccupied at the time of the collapse, which Nassau County police said was reported in a 911 call at 8:13 a.m. The Nassau police Emergency Service Unit and the Farmingdale Fire Department responded to the collapse, police said. – John Valenti

Traffic and transit: The Long Island Rail Road is operating on a modified weekday schedule for the morning rush on Friday as a result of the heavy snow accumulations on Long Island. Visit for updates.

* In Nassau County, there is construction work on the Northern State Parkway westbound at Exit 29.

* In North Babylon, road construction has closed two lanes on the Sunrise Highway Service Road eastbound between Highway 231 and Hwy 27/5th Avenue.

* In Coram, there is a road closure due to an accident on Granny Road eastbound after Mill Road/West Yaphank Road and before Ashton Road in Suffolk. There is stop-and-go traffic from Highway 112/Patchogue-Port Jefferson Road.

Airports: As of 11 a.m., the Long Island MacArthur Airport website announced that schedules are back to normal, with some scattered delays down the line.

For additional information about Friday flights, contact the individual airlines.

Allegiant Air: 702-505-8888

PenAir: 800-448-4226

Southwest: 800-435-9792

US Airways: 800-428-4322

For inclement weather information at LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark, visit

Snow totals: Bayville leads the way on Long Island with 14.6 inches. For more totals visit our snow totals map at


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