Winter blast hits Long Island

A winter weather advisory was placed in effect for Long Island Friday, though the initial blast of snow turned into a mix of rain and ice pellets in areas. Roads became dangerous and icy as temperatures

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2008, 4:24 AM

Updated 5,692 days ago

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A winter weather advisory was placed in effect for Long Island Friday, though the initial blast of snow turned into a mix of rain and ice pellets in areas.
Roads became dangerous and icy as temperatures dropped below freezing. Residents were urged to avoid travel if at all possible.
Fender benders and spinouts occurred throughout the Island and after school and evening activities were canceled in many school districts.
For holiday travelers, the storm couldn't have come at a worse time. Port Authority officials say more than 650 flights were canceled at New York-area airports because of the snowstorm. At LaGuardia alone, 150 flights were canceled.
Fewer people are expected to travel this weekend anyway, despite the weather. Robert Sinclair, of AAA, says holiday travel will be down significantly from last year because of the economy.
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