Season's first major winter storm hits the Island

Long Island got its first taste of real winter weather Thursday. Sleet, freezing rain and slush coated the roads for much of the day and during the rush hour drive home. Plows and sanders did what they

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2007, 4:40 AM

Updated 6,062 days ago

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Long Island got its first taste of real winter weather Thursday.
Sleet, freezing rain and slush coated the roads for much of the day and during the rush hour drive home. Plows and sanders did what they could, but the roads were still bad. The wet weather ended around 10 p.m.
Meteorologists said with temperatures at the freezing mark, roads are expected to ice up. Temperatures are also expected to drop into the lower 20s overnight.
Motorists were urged to slow down and exercise caution when driving in icy conditions into the evening.
LIPA said they are worried that the snow and slush will ice over. They said if ice freezes on tree branches, it could fall off and damage power lines. They will have extra crews out overnight to monitor the situation.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto says the town was ready for the storm. He says about 200 trucks were ready to go out to make sure roadways are cleared. In Huntington, sand trucks were constantly refilled to be sent out onto the streets.
Long Island could see another snowstorm on Sunday.
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