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Long Island sees more than 2 feet of snow

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Many communities across eastern Long Island are digging out from more than two feet of snow.

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y., reported a measurement of 30.3 inches outside its offices.

It appears Suffolk County was slammed harder that Nassau County. That was somewhat good news for south shore communities that were flooded out during last October's Superstorm Sandy. The Weather Service says coastal flooding did not create major problems this time.

In Suffolk, hundreds of drivers were stuck on the Long Island Expressway. Police used snowmobiles to get to some of the stranded.

The LIE and other major roadways remain closed to traffic in Suffolk.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says firefighters were at the scene of a blaze in Hempstead. No injuries were immediately reported.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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