MERRICK - Commuters looking to take public transportation are warned to leave extra time.

There are scattered delays on several branches of the LIRR. More delays may be seen as the snow falls through the day.

The MTA says it, along with the local governments, are doing the best they can. However, they say commuters should be aware of snow on train platforms, stairs and parking lots.

All routes are running on the NICE Bus, but commuters should expect major delays as the snow begins to pile up. The bad road conditions have also created scattered delays on Suffolk Transit.