March begins with winter wallop on Long Island
Evidence of what could be a major winter storm started falling on Long Island. It's a storm that could blanket most of the region with 8 to 14 inches of snow and slightly lesser amounts on the East End.
In Babylon, workers geared up to battle the biggest blast of snow expected to hit the Island this season. Peter Fiore, who drives a plow for the town, and other crew members say they're going to have a fight on their hands.
Forecasters say up to a foot of snow may hit the Island by Monday afternoon. Babylon officials say 120 plows will hit the roads.
"We've got to put all the plows on, get the sand ready," says Fiore. "The guys got to get rested before [coming] in because it's going to be a long storm."
Officials say Long Islanders should stay home Monday, if possible. The storm is expected to make for a dangerous and messy morning commute.
News12 Long Island Weather Center