Long Island Weather: Blizzard Hits Suffolk Hardest, Cuomo Says

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Trucks plowing roads in Locust Valley Saturday morning. (Photo credit: Michael Damm)Suffolk County was the hardest hit area in New York State after a Nor’easter rolled through Long Island and dumped more than two feet of snow on the region, officials said Saturday.“Suffolk has sustained significant damage and significant hardship as a result of the storm,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a briefing Saturday morning.In order to improve road conditions the governor said Suffolk would receive assistance from New York City and Nassau County, which will be sending additional crews to help plow streets to make roads passable.The biggest obstacle facing crews Saturday morning are abandoned vehicles, especially on the Long Island Expressway, officials said. More than 150 cars were stranded, Cuomo said, complicating matters for emergency crews. No deaths were reported.Late Friday night, authorities shut down all major highways in Suffolk, including the LIE, Sunrise Highway and Southern and Northern State Parkways.“If this storm would have happened two hours later, the hundreds of people struggling to get home would have made it home,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said. “Emergency vehicles were dispatched immediately but emergency vehicles at this time were getting stuck. Fire trucks were getting stuck…We’ve never seen anything like this.”Suffolk also saw the most outages, with more than 10,000 homes and businesses losing power, officials said.Watch live streaming video from newyorkstateofficeofthegovernor at livestream.comThe rest of the state, including Nassau, fared much better during the powerful Nor’easter, which dropped more than 30 inches of snow on Long Island.Although New York suffered “statewide consequences,” according to Cuomo, the damage didn’t compare to Connecticut and Massachusetts, the two states hit hardest by the storm.Cuomo said the state would deploy additional resources to aid both states, including utility and emergency workers.Back on Long Island, the National Weather Service said roads remain “either impassable or treacherous.” Officials recommended that residents only leave their homes for emergencies.“If you don’t have to leave the house for an urgent matter,” Cuomo said, “don’t leave the house.”last_img read more

Premier League Team of the Week

first_img Daniels, Bournemouth. Played: 90mins (1-0 v Chelsea) – Bournemouth have scored plenty of goals since joining the top table but Daniels and Co showed they can keep the big boys out too with a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge. Shawcross, Stoke. Played: 90mins. (2-0 v Man City) – After taking eight attempts to record a clean sheet in Shawcross’ absence, Stoke have now kept opponents at bay in four of the five games since he returned. Reid, West Ham. Played: 90mins (0-0 v Man Utd) – Louis van Gaal’s United were left frustrated again at Old Trafford and New Zealander Reid, the immovable object at the heart of the Hammers’ defence, was a large part of that. Cresswell, West Ham. Played: 90mins. (0-0 v Man Utd) – The energetic left-back helped keep United at bay at one end while producing the delivery which almost led to a goal for the visitors at the other. Shaqiri, Stoke. Played: 70mins. (2-0 v Man City) – This was the moment Stoke fans have been waiting for ever since Shaqiri swapped Milan for Staffordshire as he terrorised Manuel Pellegrini’s side and produced a pair of assists. Wijnaldum, Newcastle. Played: 90 mins (2-0 v Liverpool) – The Dutch international could have revived Newcastle’s season in early December – even if Martin Skrtel’s key deflection may well rob him of a double against Liverpool. Alli, Tottenham. Played: 80mins. (1-1 v West Brom) – Roy Hodgson was watching England’s new bright hope and he did not leave disappointed as teenager Alli scored his third goal for club and country since the start of November. Mahrez, Leicester. Played: 90mins. (3-0 v Swansea) – No Jamie Vardy goal, no problem for new league leaders Leicester, for whom Mahrez scored a hat-trick and took his tally for the season into double figures. Arnautovic, Stoke. Played: 90mins. (2-0 v Man City) – A first-half brace from the Austrian put City to the sword and his only disappointment was not scoring a hat-trick when he had other good chances. Ighalo, Watford. Played: 90 mins. (2-0 v Norwich) – Striker Igahlo won the penalty which broke the deadlock for the Hornets and then finished off a chance himself to score his 25th goal of an incredible calendar year. Lloris, Tottenham. Played: 90mins. (1-1 v West Brom) – No clean sheet for the France and Spurs captain but his fantastic reflex save to deny Jonas Olsson’s volley late on extended the north Londoners’ unbeaten run to 14 games.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more