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3 Inches of Snow Hits LI, Makes for Messy Commute
A winter storm dropped more than three inches of snow on the eastern end of Long Island and some parts of Nassau County Monday night making for a messy and slippery morning commute Tuesday.
Some areas, however, made it through the storm relatively unscathed as the wintry weather did most of its damage out east and in western Suffolk County.
Areas like Cutchogue, Upton, Riverhead and North Massapequa were blanketed with more than three inches of snow, while a number of other communities barely saw flurries.
The bone-chilling temperatures overnight brought on slippery and icy conditions Tuesday morning, causing multiple spin outs on Long Island roads and several minor accidents, police said.
Despite some scattered accidents, both Nassau and Suffolk County police reported no serious injuries during the morning commute.
Cutchogue saw the highest amount of snowfall Monday night with 3.8 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service, followed by Upton with 3.5 inches, Baiting Hollow with 3.3 inches and Orient with 3.1 inches.
Snowfall in Nassau was less significant, the weather service reported. North Massapequa was hit with 3 inches of snow and Wantagh saw 2.8 inches.
The forecast for Tuesday calls for scattered flurries before 2 p.m. and partly sunny skies with a high near 27.
The temperature is expected to drop considerably Tuesday evening with meteorologists predicting a low of 13 degrees and wind chill values as low as zero.