Cecilia DowdMar 7, 2018, 10:44 pmMar 9, 2018, 1:56 pm

Nassau in ‘full storm response mode’ to clear roads of snow

Officials urge drivers to stay off the road

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HICKSVILLE — The storm got off to a relatively slow start with rain and gusty winds at first, but then the snow started coming down hard in some areas of Long Island by the evening.

“Nassau County is now in full storm response mode with all plows out on the road. Driving conditions have degraded significantly in the last hour and will continue to do so,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said.

The roads in Nassau are slippery, quite the difference from Wednesday morning when they were merely wet.

There were several dozen car accidents by mid-afternoon, according to Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder.

“We had one car southbound on the Wantagh Parkway that ended up in the Mill Pond. That person was able to get out of the vehicle just in time.

With hazardous road conditions, Ryder urges residents not to drive if they don't have to.

Flooding in Nassau was a serious concern this morning, but by the afternoon, the county executive said the high tide's not coming in as high as it has been in the past week or so.

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