Travel Ban Lifted in Nassau, Blizzard Warning Remains in Effect in Suffolk
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By Eric Anderson
Published: January 27 2015
The National Weather Service declared “white out conditions” expected throughout Tuesday.
Snow falling in Kings Park.
Winter Storm Juno began hitting Long Island yesterday and will continue to drop snow on the Northeast throughout Tuesday.
In preparation for the storm, the National Weather Service (NWS) banned travel in Nassau and Suffolk county, urging residents to stay inside and avoid travel at all costs. That travel ban has been lifted in Nassau County, but remains in effect for Suffolk County.
The blizzard warning will remain in effect until midnight tonight. Conditions will be made worse by blowing snow, and visibility is currently reduced to a quarter mile or less, according to the NWS.
Long Island has gotten 20 to 30 inches of snow, with potentially higher accumulations in local areas. The snow continues to fall at a rate of two to four inches into this morning. Winds are 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph. Temperatures are in the lower 20s.
The heaviest winds and snowfall are expected to subside after this morning. However the NWS is still stating that travel conditions are potentially life-threatening.
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