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Long Islanders gear up for first winter storm

Residents and highway officials are preparing for what could be the season's first major winter storm. Several inches of snow are expected to fall on Long Island Thursday. Drivers are being advised to

News 12 Staff

Dec 13, 2007, 4:23 AM

Updated 6,066 days ago

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Residents and highway officials are preparing for what could be the season's first major winter storm.
Several inches of snow are expected to fall on Long Island Thursday. Drivers are being advised to stay aware of weather conditions and take it slow on the roads.
Huntington highway officials say average snow storms typically warrant about 3,000 tons of sand salt be put on the town's roads, while major snowfall can require up to 6,000 tons. The department is not worried about the storm, however, saying they have at least 30,000 tons in storage.
While many residents made sure to stock up on rock salt and shovels before the storm hits, others are looking forward to the possibility of snow. "I'd like four or five inches," says Amityville resident Barbara Evans. "The malls will be nice and quiet. Then maybe I can go shopping."


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