Firefighters want snow off LI's hydrants
Firefighters are out in force to ensure there are clear paths to fire hydrants in the wake of this week's major snowstorm on Long Island.
Syosset Fire Chief John Copabianco says digging out hydrants could be the difference in a life or death situation. Nearly 3,000 hydrants in Copabianco's district alone were still under snow Friday.
"If we have to do it in the case of an emergency, that's going to waste precious time," he says.
Firefighters recommend not just digging out hydrants on your property, but clearing a 3-foot path around them.