Snowplows hit the roads in towns across LI

Towns across Long Island prepared for the seventh snowstorm this winter by mobilizing plows and trucks laden with sand and salt.In Smithtown, trucks were clearing

SMITHTOWN - Towns across Long Island prepared for the seventh snowstorm this winter by mobilizing plows and trucks laden with sand and salt.

In Smithtown, trucks were clearing the main drags during the early part of the day. Once the snowfall picks up later this evening, Smithtown Highway Superintendent Glenn Jorgensen said snowplows would be sent out to clear the roads.

In Oyster Bay, the 318 highway trucks were out since daybreak, covering 800 miles of roads.

"It's so critical to stay ahead of the storm because if you fall behind and the snow piles up, it's too late," says Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto.

The heaviest snow is expected to fall from 10 p.m. - 4 a.m. Snow totals will be between 6-10 inches, with some higher amounts possible.

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