Wet winter blast hits Long Island

Long Islanders are coping with the latest burst of wet, winter weather as a major snowstorm pounds the region.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Nassau and Suffolk counties until 6 p.m. Friday.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bill Korbel says rain will continue to turn into snow as the storm moves east. Snow will be pelting the entire island by early Friday.

Korbel says Nassau and Suffolk will likely see between 5-8 inches of snow through Friday evening, with the East End seeing about 3-5. More snow accumulations are also likely Friday night into Saturday.

Roads are likely to see major flooding and become slushy and icy. Nassau County Highway Patrol Inspector Frank Kirby says he?s most concerned about accidents during the Friday morning rush. He says entrance and exit ramps will be especially icy.

The Town of Hempstead Highway Department is asking residents to help them out by keeping cars off the roads so plows can get through.

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