Winter Storm Saturn: Traffic Report and LIRR Update

How the storm is affecting Long Island’s commute.

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As Winter Storm Saturn continues to hit Long Island throughout today, commuters will face delays on both the Long Island Rail Road and major highways. For those looking for an update on school closures throughout Long Island, click here.

On the east end of the island, the storm has caused delays on the Jericho Turnpike (NY-25), causing traffic to slow to about 40 mph. As traffic moves westward on the Jericho Turnpike it should slow down to about 35 mph as you pass Calverton. Sunrise Highway (NY-27) was slowed down to about 19 mph on the east end as well.

The Long Island Expressway (I-495) is moving sluggishly between the Commack Road and Deer Park Avenue exits. The Northern State Parkway, on the other hand, is moving relatively well right by Commack Road.

There are currently major delays on the northbound Sagtikos Parkway right by the Southern State Parkway exit after several cars were involved in an accident. The accident is still being cleared and further delays are expected. For the most part, the Southern State Parkway is clear and moving along well.

As traffic moves westward, the Long Island Expressway has seen heavy delays this morning. However, these delays are starting to clear up in Nassau County.

Long Island Rail Road
For those looking to take the train this morning, there will be several delays due to the storm. There are currently 15 to 20 minute delays on all westbound trains going into Penn Station. There are also 15 to 20 minute delays on all eastbound trains going out of Great Neck.

Currently, there are delays expected on all trains going into Babylon, Hicksville, Jamaica, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma. Trains going into Far Rockaway, Atlantic, Greenport, Hempstead, Long Beach, Montauk and West Hempstead are expected to be on time or close to schedule.