Long Island towns urge residents to stock up for storm, stay home Saturday
Trucks are stocked with tons of salt and sand as Nassau County prepares for a nor'easter that could bring close to a foot of snow to the area Saturday.
Residents say they're stocking up with pizza and other snacks so they don't have to leave the house for 48 hours.
That's exactly what Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joe Saladino wants his residents to do to stay safe.
"Even if the snow is not deep, this will be a very frigid cold event with a lot of ice, many opportunities for your car to slide out, get into an accident, have car damage," Saladino says. "If you're stranded in the middle of the night in these cold temperatures, it could get deadly quickly."
Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin says the town's crews are prepared. He also suggests people stay home.
"Go get your gas, go get your milk, go get your wine or whatever else you want in that house now," Clavin says. "Stay home and enjoy yourself, and we'll be out here clearing those roads."