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Long Island updates for Friday, March 14, 2014

A National Grid truck sits outside Parkway Elementary

A National Grid truck sits outside Parkway Elementary School at 300 Manetto Hill Rd. in Plainview. A complaint about a gas odor at the school early Friday, March 14, 2014, led National Grid workers to turn off a faulty rooftop heating unit. Credit: Steve Pfost

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CO LEAK CAPPED AT SCHOOL. A complaint about a gas odor at Parkway Elementary School in Plainview led National Grid workers to turn off a faulty rooftop heating unit.

National Grid spokeswoman Wendy Ladd said the utility got the call at 9:40 a.m. and found a heating unit emitting carbon monoxide, so it was "cut and capped." The work was finished at 11:30 a.m.

The school has stayed in session all day.

"Everything's fine," an administrative assistant who answered the phone at Parkway said. She said school officials were not immediately available to comment.

JENNY MCCARTHY VISITS LI SCHOOL: "The View" Co-Host Jenny McCarthy visited Woodhull Elementary School in Shirley to take over teaching duties for a second-grad class. Find our more in just a little bit in our Long Island Now blog.

WARMER WEEKEND, BUT SNOW LIKELY LATE SUNDAY - It's warming up today with a high of 50 degrees and a low of 39 degrees. On Saturday, expect a high of 61 degrees and low of 32 degrees with a 20 percent chance of rain. Sunday night into Monday, there's a 30 percent chance of 6 inches of snow.

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