Crews around Long Island rush to ready roads for snow

Preparations are underway across Long Island as crews rush to ready roads for the snowfall expected to hit Friday morning.

At the Town of North Hempsteads Department of Public Works yard, crews are readying a new weapon in addition to the regular plows, sand spreaders and salt trucks. Eight Epokes will be helping clear the road before and during the storm. An Epoke is a type of spreader that grinds salt into a fine powder and melts ice twice as fast as normal salt.

Different parts of Long Island are expected to receive anywhere between one and six inches of snow, with the first flakes dropping between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. The duration of the storm is expected to last around six hours.

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