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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Blizzard Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night. The blizzard watch is no longer in effect. * Locations...New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs...Long Island...and most of southern Connecticut. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late Monday night into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph...strongest across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...in the lower 20s. * Timing...light snow will begin Monday morning...with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by the evening rush. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Watch" ...Coastal Flood Watch in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Watch...which is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning. * Locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 3 to 4 ft of surge above astronomical tide. A low probability of 4 to 4 1/2 ft surge above astronomical tide. * Timing...during the times of high tide between 3 am and 6 am late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...2 to 4 ft waves and high storm tide will cause beach erosion along north facing shorelines open to Long Island Sound. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Several shore Road closures may be needed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings...and take action to protect property. -- Sunday Jan.25 15,05:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Monday's Nemo Update: LIE Open, Some Services Returned to LIRR, Schools Closed

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As Long Islanders attempt to get back to business as usual, freezing rain and some unplowed roads lead to numerous school and business closures.

The remnants of Winter Storm Nemo have been cleared away enough to finally open the Long Island Expressway in both directions, but commuters are not home free yet.  

The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory from 5:16 a.m. to 9 a.m. that snarled traffic on roads that already need further cleanup.  Though the advisory is no longer in effect, the combined rain and slush will still make for dangerous travel conditions.

Though state and county roads are mostly plowed, many town roads remain unplowed.  Due to the hazardous local driving conditions, most school districts on Long Island have closed for Monday.  For any districts that used all of their “snow days” during Hurricane Sandy, when power outages left many in the dark for upwards of a week, today’s snow day will have to come out of another school vacation, such as spring break or Memorial Day weekend.

The Long Island Rail Road continues to operate on near-normal weekday service for nine out of eleven branches, including City Zone and the Babylon, Port Washington, Port Jefferson, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Hempstead, West Hempstead and Oyster Bay Branches.

All service east of the Ronkonkoma on the Ronkonkoma branch and east of Speonk on the Montauk branch suspended until further notice.  For east end train riders, the LIRR will provide bussing between Ronkonkoma to Greenport in both directions.

Parking is currently an issue at most LIRR stations, as parking lots are not completely plowed, or have lost spots due to plowing.  The LIRR is encouraging a “kiss and ride,” meaning that commuters are urged to have someone drop them off at the station to reduce parking troubles.

As of Monday morning, approximately 135 homes were without power.  Though LIPA and National Grid missed their deadline of restoring power to the entire island by Sunday night, they continue to work through the rain and slush to finish the job.

For more updates on how Long Island cleans up after Winter Storm Nemo, check LongIsland.com for further news.

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1 comments

Tyson Feb 13th, 2013 09:22 PM

Man... that was one crazy storm! I couldn't get out of my house for two days. I had to dig a tunnel through the snow that completely shut in my front door. The garage door was also completely closed in. What a mess!
 
At least I never lost power so I didn't have to worry about that. But, now I wish I had bought a snowblower when I had the chance. 

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