Spring snow causes spinouts on area roadways

<p>Snow came down fast and furious early Monday, making a mess of the roads during the morning commute.</p>

News 12 Staff

Apr 2, 2018, 3:24 PM

Updated 2,294 days ago

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Snow came down fast and furious early Monday, making a mess of the roads during the morning commute.
The snow dumped nearly 3 inches in two hours at its peak, creating slick road conditions and reports of spinouts.
Commuters told News 12 they were able to tough out the recent four nor'easters, but Monday's snow was difficult because they didn't expect this amount of snow during the height of their commute.
Drivers in some areas questioned why the roads were not better tended to before the morning rush hour.
New York state and many towns on the Island said their fleets were out in full force by 6 a.m., but the timing of the storm and the pace at which the snow fell  - when many were already on the road - made it tough for plow drivers.
The New York state Department of Transportation says it diverted additional resources to northern Nassau and northwestern Suffolk County during the morning commute when the heaviest snowfall was occurring.
Many town officials on the North Shore said snowplows, as well as sand and salt spreaders, would be out clearing primary and secondary roads throughout the day.


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