Snowfall Reaches Two Feet in Some Areas

The snow began falling Tuesday evening and barely stopped until morning.

Northport was hit with two feet of snow in some areas Wednesday night.

The Highway Department began sanding Tuesday night and plowing as soon as it became necessary. While most of the main roadways are clear Wednesday morning, parking lots and driveways still need to be cleared out.

Although Main Street was basically deserted at 8 a.m., Northport Village Clerk Donna Koch made it to Village Hall and is open for business. Call before going to be sure she is still there. 631-261-7502.

The suspended service between Huntington and Hicksville today because of the weather. The 6:38 a.m. train from Huntington that was due in Atlantic Terminal at 7:36 a.m. was stuck at Cold Spring Harbor.

Also canceled:  The 8:55 a.m. train from Huntington , due in Penn Station at 10:05 a.m. Customers can take the 9:44 a.m. train from Hicksville, due in Penn Station at 10:29 a.m., which will add stops at Westbury, Carle Place, Merillon Avenue, New Hyde Park, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Woodside.

The LIRR was reporting 15-minute delays across several lines.

LIPA is not reporting any outages in Northport or East Northport, but said in a statement that it is prepared if it does happen.

"Any storm of this nature has the potential to cause power outages and LIPA is prepared to respond. Report any power outage to LIPA immediately either online or by calling 1-800-490-0075, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will respond to all outages as quickly and safely as possible. Please be aware that hazardous driving and working conditions caused by winter weather may cause delays in our response time," read a statement on LIPA's web site.

The snowfall may continue today, according to the National Weather Service. They say snow showers are likely, mainly before 11am. Today will be cloudy with a high near 33. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of three  to five inches possible.


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