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"Winter Weather Advisory" ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... * locations...New Haven and western Suffolk counties. * Hazard types...accumulating snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. * Winds...north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. * Temperatures...25-30. * Timing...snow tapers off into early evening. * Impacts...hazardous travel conditions due to snow covered roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 am EST Tuesday... * locations...coastal locations along Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 2 1/2 feet above astronomical tides tonight * timing...water levels are receding this afternoon...minor coastal flooding is expected for tonights high tide cycles. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable with only isolated closures. Any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......1102 PM.......10.0-10.5..........minor.... Glen Cove NY........1117 PM........9.7-10.2..........minor.... Old Field NY........1118 PM........8.7-9.2...........minor.... -- Monday Feb.08 16,04:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News





If you're from out of town, or simply looking to learn more about the local attractions on Long Island, then you'll never want to miss out on any of our Travel & Local Attractions articles. Filled with guides and pointers for traveling on Long Island, this section has everything you'll want to know about where to go on Long Island.

LIRR and Metro-North Railroad Report Big Ridership Increases

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that ridership increased significantly on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad in 2015, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the regions they serve.

Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Collins, Slaughter, Reed Launch Push to Protect Aviation Safety Regulations as Part of Upcoming FAA Reauthorization

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Representatives Brian Higgins, Louise Slaughter, Chris Collins and Tom Reed joined together in Washington, D.C., with the families of Flight 3407, to kick off their ...

Governor Cuomo Announces Free Advanced Testing for Symptomatic Individuals Who Have Traveled to Countries Impacted By Zika Virus

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Department of Health will offer advanced lab testing for individuals with symptoms who have traveled to areas where Zika virus infection is ongoing.

Schumer: U.S. Dept. of Customs Should Work Hand-in-Glove with LI MacArthur Airport in Developing a Customs Facility to Accomodate International Travel

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the U.S. Department of Customers and Border Protection (CBP) to work hand-in-glove with Long Island MacArthur Airport as it designs a brand new Customs facility to attract and accommodate commercial ...

LongIsland.com’s 2016 February Family Fun Guide: Super Bowl Parties, Romantic Valentine’s Dinners, Black History Month, and More!

This short month is filled to the brim with parties, dinners, programs, and fun activities!

Taste Classic Cajun/Creole Cooking and Follow the Party for Mardi Gras

Put your diet to the side and dive in to the rich, tasty Southern foods that make Mardi Gras so unique!

Mangano And Health Officials Warn Of Zika Virus

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Commissioner of Health Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein, Nassau University Medical Center President/CEO Dr. Vic Politi, infectious disease experts and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Madalyn Farley today cautioned residents of the effects of the ...

CDC Issues Zika Virus Travel Alert

CDC has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, ...

Buses Replace Trains between Great Neck & Port Washington for Sperry Rail Testing & Substation Cutover Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1:22 a.m. to 5:37 a.m.

Buses will replace train service on the Port Washington Branch between Great Neck and Port Washington on Saturday, January 30 from 1:22 a.m. to 5:37 a.m. for Sperry Rail Testing and the cutover to a new branch ...

MTA Approves Final Major Contract for East Side Access Manhattan Caverns

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today approved the final major contract for the East Side Access project, which will build and finish four platforms and eight tracks for the new Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) terminal ...

LIRR System-Wide Service to Be Restored Tuesday Morning

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will resume service system-wide for Tuesday morning’s rush hour after a concerted effort by thousands of LIRR and state workers cleared the five remaining branches left snow-bound by a weekend blizzard.

LIRR Service Advisory for Monday's PM Rush Hour, Jan. 25

LIRR will operate regular weekday service during the PM Rush Hour on Monday, January 25 on the Port Washington, Babylon, Ronkonkoma, and Huntington branches.

MTA Restores Almost All Service for Monday Morning Rush

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate almost all mass transit services in time for the Monday morning rush hour, after much of the MTA network was suspended during this weekend’s blizzard.

MTA Prepares for First Winter Storm of the Year

With a wintry blast that may dump as much as 12 inches of snow in parts of the metropolitan region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is hard at work to ensure safe, reliable service this weekend. MTA New ...

Rep. Rice & Local Aviation Enthusiasts Introduce Bill to Help Commemorate & Preserve Long Island’s Aviation History

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice joined local aviation enthusiasts today at the Cradle of Aviation Museum to introduce legislation directing the federal government to study ways to commemorate Long Island’s leading role in the development of our nation’s ...

Long Island Rail Road Will Operate on Modified Holiday Schedule With 32 Extra Trains on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Monday, January 18

MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a Holiday Schedule on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday next Monday, January 18, with a total of 32 extra trains provided on its five busiest branches.

Governor Cuomo Outlines 2016 Agenda: Signature Proposals Ensuring That New York Is - And Will Continue to Be - Built to Lead

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2016 State of the State and Executive Budget Address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

Recap: Governor Cuomo's Signature Proposals for 2016 So Far

Over the past eight days, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled 14 signature proposals from this year's agenda in the lead up to his 2016 State of the State address.

Mangano Announces Valentine's Day Special At County Ice Skating Rinks

“Love on Ice” Celebrations across Nassau help local residents celebrate the holiday with Free Skate Rentals, Roses, Hot Chocolate, Cookies & Music!

8th Proposal of Gov. Cuomo’s 2016 Agenda: Bring the MTA into the 21st Century - Improve the Travel Experience for Millions of NYers & Visitors

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the eighth signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: modernize and fundamentally transform the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, dramatically improving the travel experience for millions of New Yorkers and visitors to the metropolitan ...
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