Long Island is being hit with gusting winds and heavy, blowing snow that prompted blizzard warnings in both Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to the National Weather Service.
Here are the latest updates from our journalists in the field, local officials and fellow Long Islanders.
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
LIRR expects to run normal service Friday Morning, but the lingering effects of Thursday’s major storm, and extreme cold temperatures, may impact Friday AM service. Please check for potential weather-related delays before traveling.— LIRR (@LIRR) January 5, 2018
NYC Transit is no longer cross-honoring LIRR tickets at this time.— LIRR (@LIRR) January 5, 2018
Far Rockaway Br-suspended in both directions btwn Valley Stream & Far Rock. Trains are also bypassing Locust Manor, Laurelton & Rosedale in both directions. Pls use alt branches. LIRR continues to experience system-wide delays averaging 30-45 min, as well as cancellations.— LIRR (@LIRR) January 5, 2018
Today's snowstorm lived up to the hype. More than a foot of snow -- 13.6 inches to be exact -- had fallen at Long Island MacArthur Airport as of 1 p.m. https://t.co/I5RKvmhMRs pic.twitter.com/BQ75GU7nd1— Newsday (@Newsday) January 5, 2018
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
6:42pm: Snow continues to wind down, but blowing snow and gusting winds will continue through tonight. pic.twitter.com/MA7wAhxBH0— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) January 4, 2018
The Far Rockaway Branch is suspended in both directions due to winter weather conditions. Customers are advised to use alternate branches. The LIRR continues to experience system-wide delays averaging 30-45 minutes, as well as cancellations, due to winter weather conditions.— LIRR (@LIRR) January 4, 2018
LIRR station waiting rooms will remain open around-the-clock throughout this weekend to accommodate customers waiting for trains during and after the storm.— LIRR (@LIRR) January 4, 2018
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The #NCPD is out and about! 3rd Pct officers and Commissioner Ryder helped a stranded motorist this afternoon. The roads are still extremely dangerous. Please stay inside! #BombCyclone pic.twitter.com/kAdNehHmF5— NCPD (@NassauCountyPD) January 4, 2018
Service restored in both directions on Pt Jeff Br btwn Huntington & Pt Jeff. Earlier, srvc was suspended due to a fallen tree across the tracks near Northport. LIRR experiencing system-wide delays averaging 30-45 min, as well as cancellations, due to winter weather conditions.— LIRR (@LIRR) January 4, 2018
Due to extreme weather and travel conditions, Hofstra University will be closed on Friday, January 5th, however the @HofstraMBB game at 7 pm will go on as scheduled: https://t.co/8TwAUf5jEM— Hofstra University (@HofstraU) January 4, 2018
Please check https://t.co/fIKoUB3mLY or call 463-SNOW for updates.
#oysterbay Supervisor Saladino: " Our operations continue plowing through the night and we will continue to work diligently so that when residents head out to work and school in the morning the vast majority of the job is done"— Ted Phillips (@Tedephillips) January 4, 2018