Ron LeeJan 30, 2018, 11:19 am

Suffolk residents mostly impacted by latest snow event on Long Island

Slightly heavier accumulations result in school delays and slick road conditions


HAUPPAUGE — Getting to work or driving the kids to school proved to be challenging and very slippery, especially in parts of Suffolk County and Eastern Long Island after the arrival of snow overnight into Tuesday morning.

Chris Kemp had to drive from West Islip to Brooklyn to get to work. And with Suffolk County receiving more snow than Nassau County and the five boroughs, he tried to reassure himself that the worst driving conditions would be closest to home.

"Just drive carefully, I guess” was Kemp’s advice for other commuters to ensure a safe commute.

Meanwhile, the exit ramps along the Southern State Parkway where snowy and slick in the dark hours of the morning. The below freezing temperatures during the early daylight hours led to icy driving conditions for drivers.

Ray Toyens of Deer Park said it usually takes him 15 minutes to get to work in Bellmore. He says he didn't mind the extra travel time that goes hand in hand with driving cautiously in stormy conditions.

Meantime, a great number of parents who had to drop kids off at school had plenty of time to get to their destinations safety. That's because a number of school districts in Suffolk announced delays of up to two hours.

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