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After her truck got stuck in the snow

After her truck got stuck in the snow on Ocean Avenue in Center Moriches, Diane Candela, gets help from her son Peter Candela and her son in law J. R. Roth. (Dec. 28, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

On Dec. 26, 2010, a blizzard blasted Long Island with as much as 20 inches of snow in some parts.

After her truck got stuck in the snow
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

After her truck got stuck in the snow on Ocean Avenue in Center Moriches, Diane Candela, gets help from her son Peter Candela and her son in law J. R. Roth. (Dec. 28, 2010)

After her truck got stuck in the snow
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

After her truck got stuck in the snow on Ocean Ave in Center Moriches, Diane Candela, (in truck) gets help from her son Peter Candela, right, and her son in law J. R. Roth, left, who try to shovel her out in an attempt to free the truck. In the end she needed to be towed out by another truck. December 28, 2010. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Nicole McKee, of Hauppauge, photographed her son 17-month-old
Photo Credit: Reader photo by Nicole McKee

Nicole McKee, of Hauppauge, photographed her son 17-month-old son Logan gazing at the effects of December's blizzard. (Dec. 27, 2010)

LIRR workers use fire to melt ice and
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

LIRR workers use fire to melt ice and snow around the tracks near Jamaica station. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A car makes navigates on ice and snow
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

A car makes navigates on ice and snow covering West Court Drive in Centereach. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A payloader moves snow from a church's parking
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

A payloader moves snow from a church's parking lot on Ocean Avenue in Center Moriches, Tuesday. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Jonathan Hammond, center, waits at John F. Kennedy
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Jonathan Hammond, center, waits at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Tuesday morning. Hammond has been trying to fly home to Boston since Sunday when a blizzard closed NY's airports. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Stranded travelers, many waiting since Sunday, take refuge
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Stranded travelers, many waiting since Sunday, take refuge in the American Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Tuesday. (Dec. 28, 2010)

LIRR track workers remove snow and try to
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

LIRR track workers remove snow and try to get the tracks heated at Jamaica station, Tuesday. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A delayed 7:10 a.m. train approaches the LIRR
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A delayed 7:10 a.m. train approaches the LIRR Ronkonkoma station, Tuesday. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Morgan Collins, of Island Park and Ricky Demirakos,
Photo Credit: Sally Morrow

Morgan Collins, of Island Park and Ricky Demirakos, of Oceanside, wait for an hour at the Rockville Centre LIRR station for a train to Penn Station. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Michele Paoli of Old Bethpage waits for LIRR
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Michele Paoli of Old Bethpage waits for LIRR service to resume early Tuesday at Penn Station in Manhattan. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A 7:10 a.m. train running on delay approaches
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A 7:10 a.m. train running on delay approaches the Long Island Rail Road station in Ronkonkoma Tuesday morning. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A file photo of a rider boarding a
Photo Credit: Joel Cairo

A file photo of a rider boarding a westbound train at the Hicksville LIRR station. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Commuters navigate a snow covered plaform at the
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Commuters navigate a snow covered plaform at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station, Tuesday morning. (Dec. 28, 2010)

An SUV is stuck on a guardrail on
Photo Credit: Newsday / Emilio Guerra

An SUV is stuck on a guardrail on Route 110 in Melville. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Children and adults alike take advantage of a
Photo Credit: Kevin Imm

Children and adults alike take advantage of a snow mountain in the Bethpage LIRR station's parking lot. (Dec. 27, 2010)

The sun sets over frozen farm equipment in
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The sun sets over frozen farm equipment in a field in Riverhead. (Dec. 27, 2010)

The eastbound entrance ramp at Exit 17 on
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jeff Schamberry

The eastbound entrance ramp at Exit 17 on the Southern state Parkway was not plowed and impassable at 11 a.m. Monday. (Dec. 27, 2010)

'Dolli' was not feeling up for her walk
Photo Credit: Sally Morrow)

'Dolli' was not feeling up for her walk in Rockville Centre. (Dec. 27, 2010)

A blizzard and strong waves in Hashamomuch Cove
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

A blizzard and strong waves in Hashamomuch Cove in Southold caused major damage to a home. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Three men help a motorist stuck an exit
Photo Credit: Jeff Schamberry

Three men help a motorist stuck an exit ramp of the Southern State Parkway eastbound at Exit 17. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Wind whips up the snow in Jamaica, Queens.
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Wind whips up the snow in Jamaica, Queens. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Linda Monterroso, 15, of Hewlett, went sledding in
Photo Credit: Zeke Miller

Linda Monterroso, 15, of Hewlett, went sledding in Grant Park with her parents. "It was so much fun," she said. "We stayed inside all day yesterday, but it was worth it." (Dec. 27, 2010)

Trains remain at a standstill in Ronkonkoma while
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Trains remain at a standstill in Ronkonkoma while all service was suspended on the Long Island Rail Road. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Stranded travelers wait at the Airtrain JFK boarding
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Stranded travelers wait at the Airtrain JFK boarding area at the Jamaica station in Queens. The AirTrain was shut down Sunday, and remained at a halt through Monday. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Dina Jimenez, left, Alexandra Jimenez, and Anthony Yepez
Photo Credit: Sally Morrow

Dina Jimenez, left, Alexandra Jimenez, and Anthony Yepez dig on Merrick Road in Rockville Center, Monday. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Diego Casimiro uses a snowblower to clear a
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Diego Casimiro uses a snowblower to clear a walkway on Jericho Turnpike, Monday, in Mineola. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Joe Hudson, 83, takes a momentary break from
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Joe Hudson, 83, takes a momentary break from shoveling snow in front of his house on Polk Street in Freeport (Dec. 27, 2010)

Lakeview Avenue in Lakeview became impassable as many
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jeff Schamberry

Lakeview Avenue in Lakeview became impassable as many vehicles got stuck in the snow. A major snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Long Island. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Vehicles are encased in snow in Queens. (Dec.
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Vehicles are encased in snow in Queens. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Due to the storm's high winds, the Queens
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Due to the storm's high winds, the Queens Library Rego Park Branch at 63rd Drive had high drifts, making the sidewalk impassable. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Sleigh riders in Queens near Juniper Valley Park
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Sleigh riders in Queens near Juniper Valley Park were covered by the storm's high winds. (Dec. 27, 2010)

A snow removal train works at the Ronkonkoma
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A snow removal train works at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station. (Dec. 27, 2010)

A scene from the front door of a
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

A scene from the front door of a home on Polk Street in Freeport with three-foot plus snow drifts and unplowed roads as of 9 am Monday morning (Dec.27, 2010)

Plowed snow from the blizzard blows in the
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Plowed snow from the blizzard blows in the wind at the empty TangerOutlets center in Rivehread. (Dec. 27, 2010)

A plow can't move due to cars blocking
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jeff Schamberry

A plow can't move due to cars blocking the Eastbound 17S exit of the Southern State Parkway. Drivers got out of their cars to help those who were stuck. A major snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Long Island. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Angel Moronta, 13, of Rockville Centre, earns some
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Angel Moronta, 13, of Rockville Centre, earns some extra money shoveling snow on Polk Street in Freeport Monday morning after more than 16 inches fell on the fishing village. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Drivers braved the LIE in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 27,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Drivers braved the LIE in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 27, 2010)

December 27, 2010, NY: Medford, NY: A deputy
Photo Credit: Photo by James Carbone

December 27, 2010, NY: Medford, NY: A deputy sheriff makes his way along snow covered westbound LIE at exit 64 in Medford. (Photo by James Carbone)

Jack Martins uses a snowblower to clear the
Photo Credit: Photo by Howard Schnapp

Jack Martins uses a snowblower to clear the walkway on Banbury Road on Monday in Mineola. (Dec. 27, 2010)

A snowblower helps ease the job of clearing
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

A snowblower helps ease the job of clearing the walkway on Willis Avenue in Mineola on Monday. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Plows head down Jericho Turnpike on Monday in
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Plows head down Jericho Turnpike on Monday in Mineola. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Ross Martin uses a snowblower to clear a
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Ross Martin uses a snowblower to clear a path outside of his Patchogue home on Maple Avenue. (Dec. 27, 2010)

White-out conditions blocked visibility on Route 112 in
Photo Credit: James Carbone

White-out conditions blocked visibility on Route 112 in Medford, but people obviously had listened to advice from media outlets--and had stayed home. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Junior Mora, of Medford, walks to work along
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Junior Mora, of Medford, walks to work along Route 112 in Medford. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Pedestrians try to navigate down Willis Avenue early
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Pedestrians try to navigate down Willis Avenue early Monday in Mineola. (Dec. 27, 2010)

White-out conditions pose a challenge for drivers on
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

White-out conditions pose a challenge for drivers on the Southern State Parkway near the Meadowbrook Parkway overpass. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Don Grim makes adjustments to his plow on
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Don Grim makes adjustments to his plow on Route 48 in Southold. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Deer search for food in a field on
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Deer search for food in a field on Rocky Point Road in East Marion during Sunday's blizzard. (Dec. 26 2010)

Lanita Aviles of Port Jefferson Station cleans snow
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Lanita Aviles of Port Jefferson Station cleans snow off her car in Coram. (Dec. 26, 2010)

A plow drives through Sunken Meadow State Park
Photo Credit: John Dunn

A plow drives through Sunken Meadow State Park during the blizzard. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Traffic struggles to keep going on Merrick Road
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Traffic struggles to keep going on Merrick Road in Freeport during the height of the blizzard Sunday evening. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Andrea Kim, of Coram, waits in the airport
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Andrea Kim, of Coram, waits in the airport after her flight to Florida was cancelled. Long Island MacArthur Airport canceled all flights Sunday during a blizzard. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Long Island MacArthur Airport cancelled all flights Sunday.
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Long Island MacArthur Airport cancelled all flights Sunday. Anita Burns and her daughter Christine Burns, of East Islip, try to make other plans after their flight to Florida was cancelled. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Visibility nears zero as cars climb a hill
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Visibility nears zero as cars climb a hill along Northern Boulevard in Roslyn, Sunday. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Only a few brave fans made it to
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Only a few brave fans made it to Nassau Coliseum for the Islanders' game against the Montreal Canadians. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Only a few brave fans, most of whom
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Only a few brave fans, most of whom were Canadian, made it to Nassau Coliseum for the Islanders' game against the Montreal Canadians during Sunday's snowstorm. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Sunday's snowfall caused Long Island MacArthur Airport to
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Sunday's snowfall caused Long Island MacArthur Airport to close at 2 p.m. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Two people were injured when a car struck
Photo Credit: Kevin Imm

Two people were injured when a car struck a pole on Central Avenue and South Central Avenue in Bethpage and another car slid into the first car minutes later. (Dec. 26, 2010)

A one car accident resulted in no injuries
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A one car accident resulted in no injuries on Abrahams Path in East Hampton. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Snow covers the sand on the Long Island
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Snow covers the sand on the Long Island Sound in East Marion during Sunday's blizzard. (Dec. 26 2010)

An LIRR train rolls through Port Washington. (December
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

An LIRR train rolls through Port Washington. (December 26, 2010)

A tree remains standing despite high winds at
Photo Credit: John Dunn

A tree remains standing despite high winds at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, Sunday. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Logan Snyder 6, creates a snow angel in
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Logan Snyder 6, creates a snow angel in Mitchell Park in Greenport during Sunday's blizzard. (Dec. 26 2010)

Snow covers lanes along eastbound Sunrise Highway near
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Snow covers lanes along eastbound Sunrise Highway near County Road 101 in East Patchogue, Sunday. (Dec. 26, 2010)

A small dog crosses Newtown Lane through the
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A small dog crosses Newtown Lane through the snow in East Hampton, Sunday morning. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Deer search for food in a field near
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Deer search for food in a field near Rocky Point Road in East Marion during Sunday's blizzard. (Dec. 26 2010)

Sam Chester of North Carolina rides his ATV
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Sam Chester of North Carolina rides his ATV in Medford. He was in town visiting family for the holidays. (Dec. 26, 2010)

A worker from Balcun's Towning clears a one-car
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A worker from Balcun's Towning clears a one-car accident on Abrahams Path in East Hampton. (Dec. 26, 2010)

The statue in front of St. Kilian Roman
Photo Credit: Herman Wong

The statue in front of St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church in Farmingdale. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Vehicles travel east on the LIE at Exit
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Vehicles travel east on the LIE at Exit 66 in Yaphank. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Clark Michel, of Manhasset, walks across a parking
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Clark Michel, of Manhasset, walks across a parking lot at Wheatley Plaza in Greendale, Sunday. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Traveling South on Woodbury Road near Pulaski Road
Photo Credit: Peter Walden Sr.

Traveling South on Woodbury Road near Pulaski Road in Cold Spring Harbor, the driver of a Ford SUV flipped. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Carolyn Lenau shovels snow out of the driveway
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Carolyn Lenau shovels snow out of the driveway of her Medford home. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Windswept snow covers the Sunrise Highway sign on
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Windswept snow covers the Sunrise Highway sign on County Road 101 at Sunrise Highway in East Patchogue. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Snow blows in the face of Samantha Bisila,
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Snow blows in the face of Samantha Bisila, of Glen Cove, as she clears her car at Wheatley Plaza, Sunday. (December 26, 2010)

A snowplow clears the eastbound lanes of Hempstead
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

A snowplow clears the eastbound lanes of Hempstead Turnpike near Hofstra University at 2:19 p.m. on Sunday. (Dec. 26, 2010)

A couple carry their laundry across Woodbury Road
Photo Credit: John Dunn

A couple carry their laundry across Woodbury Road near Main Street in Huntington during the snowstorm Sunday. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Jet Blue passenger Monsey Roman and her yorkie
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Jet Blue passenger Monsey Roman and her yorkie Trixie wait at LaGuardia Airport after finding out that their Jetblue flight to Ft. Lauderdale was cancelled. (Dec. 26, 2010)

A file photo of an American Airlines passenger
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A file photo of an American Airlines passenger at LaGuardia Airport. (Dec. 26, 2010)

American Airlines passengers at LaGuardia Airport wait on
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

American Airlines passengers at LaGuardia Airport wait on line in hope of boarding flights as a blizzard hits. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Kernst Samson of Uniondale and his 5-year-old son,
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Kernst Samson of Uniondale and his 5-year-old son, Marcus, walk across a parking lot towards the Hempstead LIRR station. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Jerry Kim, the associate manager of a Starbucks
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Jerry Kim, the associate manager of a Starbucks on Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale, spreads salt in front of his store at around 1:15 p.m. Sunday. (Dec. 26, 2010)

A woman struggles as she walks on County
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A woman struggles as she walks on County Road 83 in Selden Sunday. liSNOW

Warning signs at the onramp to the easbound
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Warning signs at the onramp to the easbound LIE at Exit 64 in Medford. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Anthony Gomez shovels snow from the sidewalk in
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Anthony Gomez shovels snow from the sidewalk in front of Cittanuova restaurant on Newtown Lane in East Hampton. (December 26, 2010)

A one-car accident with no injuries is cleared
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A one-car accident with no injuries is cleared by a worker from Balcun's Towning on Abrahams Path in East Hampton. (Dec. 26, 2010)

A one-car accident with no injuries on Abrahams
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A one-car accident with no injuries on Abrahams Path in East Hampton. (Dec. 26, 2010)

On Route 25 and Boyle Road in Selden,
Photo Credit: Christopher Sabella

On Route 25 and Boyle Road in Selden, a three-car accident sent one occupant to a local hospital with neck and back injures. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Walter Berry from Southold and Sam Dickerson from
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Walter Berry from Southold and Sam Dickerson from Cutchogue play ice hockey on Hummel Pond in Southold on Sunday morning. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Geese fill a farm field in Southold at
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Geese fill a farm field in Southold at 11:20 a.m. Sunday morning. (Dec. 26, 2010)

A truck with a snowplow ready to begin
Photo Credit: Joel Cairo

A truck with a snowplow ready to begin work in Woodbury. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Snow begins to cover the Meadowbrook Parkway southbound
Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

Snow begins to cover the Meadowbrook Parkway southbound at the Jones Beach toll booths shortly before 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning. (Dec. 26, 2010)

Myrta Rabinowitz leaves a Waldbaum's grocery store with
Photo Credit: Joel Cairo

Myrta Rabinowitz leaves a Waldbaum's grocery store with a full cart of supplies and a shovel as it starts snowing in Hicksville. (Dec. 26, 2010)

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