LIE closes due to storm; set to reopen at 5 a.m.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a statewide state of emergency. The Long Island Expressway closed within the borders of Nassau and Suffolk counties at midnight.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says because of the storm, he may shut down airports and even some major roads and parkways.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says because of the storm, he may shut down airports and even some major roads and parkways. (1/2/14)

WOODBURY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a statewide state of emergency and announced the overnight closure of the Long Island Expressway.

Long Island Expressway closed at midnight within the borders of Nassau and Suffolk counties. The plan is to have the LIE reopen at 5 a.m., conditions allowing.

Cuomo also announced that the Long Island Rail Road will operate on a weekend schedule on Friday.

The governor activated the Emergency Operations Center Thursday morning to monitor the storm.
 

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