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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning in effect until 7 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect until 7 am EST Monday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect. * Locations...much of southeast Connecticut...and central and eastern Long Island. * Hazard types...snow...briefly mixing with or changing to freezing rain across Long Island this evening. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches. Ice accumulation of a glaze to a tenth of an inch of ice in Suffolk County. * Visibilities...one quarter to one half mile at times. * Temperatures...upper 20s. * Timing...snow will be moderate to locally heavy at times into this evening. * Impacts...hazardous travel due to snow covered surfaces. * Winds...west 5 to 10 mph. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. , "Special Statement" Bands of moderate to locally heavy snow will continue to produce snowfall at rates of up to an inch per hour...and visibility between one quarter and one half mile...creating hazardous driving conditions. The snow may mix with sleet at times in and around New York City. Exercise extra caution if out driving or walking. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Suffolk County and coastal Middlesex and New London counties...and a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect elsewhere. -- Sunday Mar.01 15,06:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Unnamed Shooter Guns Down Dozens in CT Elementary School

School & Education, National & World News

An unknown shooter has killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary, in Newtown, CT - including 18 young students.

Earlier today, a still-unnamed gunman shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut – eighteen of the victims were small children. There were also numerous reported injuries for both students and faculty, although that information has yet to be confirmed. The lone gunman was clad in black, and entered the school carrying two handguns, and carrying a backpack, and according to a Press Conference held by CT State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance, it has been confirmed that the shooter is dead inside the building.

Motives for this heinous crime are still unknown, and very few details have been released by the authorities at this time. According to Lt. Vance, the names of the victims will be released after their families have been properly notified, and there will continue to be Press Conferences with updates throughout the day, as more information becomes available. As of now, authorities have confirmed that the crime scene is secure, and the public is at no further risk. The confirmed death toll at Sandy Hook Elementary is the highest since the school shootings at Virginia Tech College in 2007.

As this situation continues to develop, and more facts become available, we will continue to provide updates. 

 

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