Old Man Winter keeps LI in icy grip

A layer of fluffy snow coated Long Island Thursday and frigid temperatures made road conditions dangerous. Nassau County saw between 1.5 and 2 inches of the white stuff and the North Fork got between

News 12 Staff

Jan 16, 2009, 7:23 PM

Updated 5,664 days ago

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A layer of fluffy snow coated Long Island Thursday and frigid temperatures made road conditions dangerous.
Nassau County saw between 1.5 and 2 inches of the white stuff and the North Fork got between 4 and 6 inches. Thursday night saw temperatures between 2 and 12 degrees, but strong winds made it feel like 10-15 degrees below zero.
Drivers throughout the Island experienced a messy commute Thursday morning and were urged to use caution on the roads throughout the evening. Many said they were not prepared for such low temperatures, while others took it in stride.
However, doctors warn of the dangers of such cold weather.
?If you take a bare hand and touch an iron rod, a playground swing, you can induce frostbite very quickly,? Dr. Mark Hoornstra, from St. Francis Hospital, says. ?Just like that."
For those who have to be outside, experts say the best solution is to pack on the layers.
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