LI towns get snowplows, sanders ready for winter storm

Plow and sand truck crews across the Island were ready to go Tuesday night as a winter storm expected to bring 8-15 inches of snow

- Plow and sand truck crews across the Island were ready to go Tuesday night as a winter storm expected to bring 8-15 inches of snow moved in.

At the Smithtown Highway Department, all hands were on deck for yet another snowstorm. Officials there said they were ready, but are hoping it won't be a repeat performance of last month's blizzard.

"I hope it's different," said Glen Jorgensen, the Smithtown Highway Department superintendent. "Last time was heavy winds, we had a lot of tree downs, we had to wait for LIPA to come down and remove trees. I hope it's not the same this time, but we are ready for it."

At the Town of Oyster Bay Public Works Yard, crews said they were focused on staying ahead of the snow by getting to the streets with salt and sand before the first flakes started to fall.

Crews also asked residents to keep their cars off the streets and fire hydrants clear of snow to help them plow the roads.

Weather update: Winter storm takes aim at LI

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