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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey... * hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...from 18 to 23 degrees below zero due to temperatures around zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Cold impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. * Wind impacts...scattered tree limbs and branches downed. Isolated power outages. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite Jmc , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Saturday Feb.13 16,10:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Governor Cuomo Directs State Action to Improve Traffic Safety on Conklin Street in Farmingdale Following Tragic Accident

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a series of traffic safety measures that will be implemented on Conklin Street in Farmingdale, Nassau County, following a ...

Farmingdale, NY - May 15, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a series of traffic safety measures that will be implemented on Conklin Street in Farmingdale, Nassau County, following a tragic car crash that claimed the lives of five teenagers.

The Governor today sent a letter to Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand detailing the safety measures the state is undertaking following the accident.

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic accident on Conklin Street in Farmingdale that has claimed the lives of five local teenagers,” Governor Cuomo wrote in the letter to Mayor Ekstrand. “It is clear that more must be done to help ensure the safety of drivers and residents in the area around Conklin Street. My administration will continue to take every available action we can through engineering, education, and enforcement to avoid tragic accidents like this in the future.”

Speed Control Trailers: This week, the State installed two speed control trailers along Conklin Street to inform motorists of their speed and encourage them to obey speed limits.

New Radar Technology to Control Speed: The Governor announced the State will install new radar technology that utilizes traffic signals to help control motorists speed. When speeding vehicles are identified by these radar devices, a connected traffic signal switches to red, forcing drivers to come to a stop. The State will install the first of these devices at the corner of Conklin and Walnut Streets, near the site of the tragic accident.

Traffic Safety Review: The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee will be working together with traffic boards and police departments from both Nassau and Suffolk Counties to review ongoing efforts and recommend further courses of action – including measures to warn of the dangers of drag racing – pending the results of the local investigation.

Lane Modifications: The State is also reviewing the possibility of modifying lane configurations on Conklin Street to add further traffic safety measures. These modifications may include reducing lane width, eliminating excess lanes, increasing median widths, creating turn lanes, and adding additional traffic signals.

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