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Long Island updates for Monday, March 31, 2014

This 2014 image shows Gascon Inc. in Coram,

This 2014 image shows Gascon Inc. in Coram, where the ticket to a $20 million Mega Millions jackpot was sold. The drawing was Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Credit: Google

Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Monday, March 31, 2014.

We've wrapped the live coverage, but below, you'll find a roundup of stories Newsday has been following throughout the day, as well as updates from social media.

SURPRISE SNOW

A surprise snowstorm snarled traffic during the morning rush hour. That elicited reactions from Long Islanders on social media. Scroll down -- or use the link below if you're a mobile reader -- to see what locals including Newsday's staff, had to say. Parts of Long Island were covered in about 4 inches of snow by the time the white stuff stopped falling around 11 a.m.

WEATHER

Expect clear skies Monday night with a low of 34 degrees, according to the latest forecast.

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

The LIRR is operating with a special timetable Monday for the New York Mets Opening Day. Details here: bit.ly/1hyWWAC 

NEWS AND NOTES

Speaking of opening day, follow all the pregame, in-game and postgame action as Newsday's baseball writers, web producers and photographers capture the excitement at Citi Field, where the Mets are taking on the Washington Nationals. Scroll all the way down (or use the link above if you're a mobile reader) to see photos shared on social media from the opener. There is also a picture of a special back page from 1986, the last time the Mets won the World Series.

The winning ticket in Tuesday's $20 million Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Coram. The winner hasn't stepped forward as of this afternoon.

The Long Island Press is going digital only. The former alternative weekly, which went monthly last year, posted a brief video about it on their homepage.

WATER MAIN BREAKS

The Suffolk County Water Authority was reporting the following water main breaks late Monday afternoon.

AMITYVILLE, Bayside Place. About 32 residences impacted

ISLIP TERRACE, Fairview Avenue. About 65 residents impacted.

Customers in the affected areas could experience low water pressure, discolored water or no water service as crews make repairs, according to SCWA.

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