Snow Causes Delays and Closes Roads on Long Island

Those trying to brave the Friday commute will find it difficult to do so as snow continues to pound the roads and slow trains.

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Snow continues to fall down across Long Island as several weather warnings remain in effect. The National weather service previously issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Blizzard Warning, which remains active until 1:00 PM, as well as a Coastal Flood Advisory, which has been reissued for 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM today.

Much of the Island has already gotten six inches of snow, with Bay Shore topping the list at 11.5 inches and Smithtown bringing up the rear at only 3 inches; more of the white stuff will of course accumulate as the blizzard conditions persist.

The Long Island Expressway, which was closed until 5:00 AM after Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency, has only just reopened following a three-hour extension which kept it shutdown to non-emergency vehicles until 8:00 AM.

Excessive accumulation has also caused the Long Island Rail Road to run on its lighter weekend schedule for Friday, January 3rd. Customers are advised to expect delays.

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[Source: NWS]