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Long Island updates for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

The Hempstead Town Board is holding a public

The Hempstead Town Board is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 on a proposal to create a resident-restricted parking district in East Meadow near Nassau University Medical Center. Credit: Barry Sloan

Welcome to the Long Island Now live post for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

The storm that dropped snow -- nearly 2 inches in Nassau County and three in Suffolk -- rain and ice pellets on Long Island earlier today has passed, and the National Weather Service lifted its winter weather advisory a few hours earlier than expected.

That means this evening's commute should be much less eventful than originally anticipated.

We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but below, you'll find a round-up of stories Newsday has been working on today.

If you scroll down, you also see a round-up of reporters' tweets and other top posts from social media.  (If you're viewing this post on your phone or tablet, use the link above.)

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

For the latest traffic and transit alerts, visit newsday.com/traffic.

WATER MAIN BREAKS

The Suffolk County Water Authority is reporting the following water main breaks.

-- BAY SHORE, Peck Avenue. Approximately 20 residences impacted.

-- COPIAGUE, Ferndale Court. About 34 residences affected.

-- ISLIP, Intersection of Harbor Avenue and Ocean Avenue. About 19 residences impacted.

-- PATCHOGUE, West 6th Street. Approximately 20 residences and two busiensses affected.

Customers in these affected areas could experience no water service, low water pressure, and discolored water for a period of time as crews work on repairs.

BABYLON HEARING ON DEVELOPMENT DEAL. Babylon officials plan to hold a public hearing today to discuss possibly rescinding a development deal for a notorious corner in North Amityville. The 3:30 p.m. hearing will be at Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Hwy. in Lindenhurst. Follow Newsday reporter Denise Bonilla’s Twitter updates @denisebonilla. 

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