Transit Delays and Cancellations Announced as Blizzard Conditions Persist

Strong winds and large snow totals have results in school closures and transit delays across Long Island.

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Snow has made travel difficult across Long Island.

Photo by: Cait Russell

A Blizzard Warning for Long Island and surrounding areas remains in effect through 6 PM as strong winds persist and snow continues to fall across the region. Early predictions of 10-16” of accumulation with higher local amounts possible appear to have been largely accurate, with some towns already reporting just under 10” of snow well before the storm has stopped.

The snow is expected to taper off in Nassau County toward the middle of the afternoon and around 6 PM on the East End. Winds of 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph will continue to make travel hazardous.

The MTA is reporting delays on all LIRR lines, and NICE has announced that it will suspend all bus service in Nassau County as of 6 PM tonight with delays expected throughout the day prior. Suffolk Transit has cancelled all bus service for Thursday, but expects to resume normal service on Friday, February 10th. NICE has also announced its hope to resume regular service overnight.

The strong storm also caused schools across the Island to close for the day.

For the most up to date weather information, head over to the Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories and more.

To get the latest traffic & road conditions before traveling, visit the Traffic Center, and be sure to check out the live traffic feeds on our Traffic Cam Page.

Please visit our Long Island School Closures Page for regular updates of school closings in your district.

[Source: MTA, NICENWS, Suffolk Transit]