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COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM EST SUNDAY... ...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON ...COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect from 9 AM to 3 PM EST Sunday. * LOCATIONS...Southwestern Suffolk and Southern Nassau. * TIMING...For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 9 AM to 3 PM EST Sunday. For the Coastal Flood Watch, from Sunday night through Monday afternoon. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...There is an elevated threat of property damage. Widespread flooding of vulnerable areas is expected near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect 1 to 3 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. This will result in numerous road closures and cause widespread flooding of low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront. Vehicles parked in vulnerable areas near the waterfront will likely become flooded. Flooding will also extend inland from the waterfront along tidal rivers and bays. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...The combination of elevated water levels and high surf along the ocean beachfront should also result in significant beach erosion and localized splashovers around the times of high tide. * OUTLOOK...Minor coastal flooding and additional beach erosion are also possible around the times of high tide from Monday night into Tuesday.

Monday's Nemo Update: LIE Open, Some Services Returned to LIRR, Schools Closed

LongIsland.com

As Long Islanders attempt to get back to business as usual, freezing rain and some unplowed roads lead to numerous school and business closures.

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The remnants of Winter Storm Nemo have been cleared away enough to finally open the Long Island Expressway in both directions, but commuters are not home free yet.  

The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory from 5:16 a.m. to 9 a.m. that snarled traffic on roads that already need further cleanup.  Though the advisory is no longer in effect, the combined rain and slush will still make for dangerous travel conditions.

Though state and county roads are mostly plowed, many town roads remain unplowed.  Due to the hazardous local driving conditions, most school districts on Long Island have closed for Monday.  For any districts that used all of their “snow days” during Hurricane Sandy, when power outages left many in the dark for upwards of a week, today’s snow day will have to come out of another school vacation, such as spring break or Memorial Day weekend.

The Long Island Rail Road continues to operate on near-normal weekday service for nine out of eleven branches, including City Zone and the Babylon, Port Washington, Port Jefferson, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Hempstead, West Hempstead and Oyster Bay Branches.

All service east of the Ronkonkoma on the Ronkonkoma branch and east of Speonk on the Montauk branch suspended until further notice.  For east end train riders, the LIRR will provide bussing between Ronkonkoma to Greenport in both directions.

Parking is currently an issue at most LIRR stations, as parking lots are not completely plowed, or have lost spots due to plowing.  The LIRR is encouraging a “kiss and ride,” meaning that commuters are urged to have someone drop them off at the station to reduce parking troubles.

As of Monday morning, approximately 135 homes were without power.  Though LIPA and National Grid missed their deadline of restoring power to the entire island by Sunday night, they continue to work through the rain and slush to finish the job.

For more updates on how Long Island cleans up after Winter Storm Nemo, check LongIsland.com for further news.

 

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