Mobile 12 monitors road conditions in 4th March nor'easter

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Accumulations began to mount on Nicolls Road in Stony Brook after dark. Accumulations began to mount on Nicolls Road in Stony Brook after dark.
Main Street in Smithtown at 7 p.m. Main Street in Smithtown at 7 p.m.
In Northport, main roads were relatively clear, but sidewalks and side streets saw deteriorating conditions as heavy, wet flakes continued to fall around 6:30 p.m. In Northport, main roads were relatively clear, but sidewalks and side streets saw deteriorating conditions as heavy, wet flakes continued to fall around 6:30 p.m.
Oyster Bay saw an increase of slush and slop around 5:30 p.m. Oyster Bay saw an increase of slush and slop around 5:30 p.m.
Slush and sleet in Hicksville around 4:30 p.m. Slush and sleet in Hicksville around 4:30 p.m.
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Mobile 12 is monitoring road conditions during Wednesday's nor'easter, the fourth this month.

Freezing rain and ice pellets fell on and off throughout the morning, but snow began to pick up by the afternoon in Long Beach. After sundown, snow accumulations picked up pace, covering Nicolls Road in Stony Brook within minutes.

Whiteout conditions also plagued the South Shore, leaving visibility extremely poor on Sunrise Highway near Route 111.

Fast snowfall appeared to continually cover the streets quickly after plows moved through around 10 p.m.

MORE: News 12 Weather Center | School Closings

Throughout the afternoon and evening, most major roads remained clear. As time went on, side streets and main roads began to see notable accumulations.

News 12 passed accidents on a handful of different roads and highways.

Officials warned the evening commute would be a disaster and urged people to avoid driving if they could.

News 12 meteorologists say a total of 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected Islandwide.

Stay with News 12 Long Island for the latest weather information, and download the News 12 app for on-the-go weather updates.

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