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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TUESDAY TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY * WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Northwestern Suffolk, Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Queens and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 9 PM Tuesday to 2 AM EDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is still uncertainty on when the peak surge arrives. This forecast is based on a worst case scenario, with a 2-3 ft surge coming in at the time of high tide Tuesday Night. If the surge peaks earlier, then water levels and inundation will be less than forecast.

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  Though the advisory is no longer in effect, the combined rain and slush will still make for dangerous travel conditions.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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