Nearly 1 Foot of Snow Falls on Long Island

Snow plows on Sunrise Highway in East Islip in 2016. Long Island Press photo

Nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow fell on parts of Long Island on Friday, downing tree limbs and power lines, leaving thousands without power and utility crews scrambling to repair outages.

Saint James ranked as having the most snowfall on LI with 11.9 inches and Bethpage came in second at 11.5 inches, according to unofficial early tallies by the National Weather Service (NWS) that came in just as the winter storm warning was lifted at 3 p.m. At the same time, PSEG Long Island was working on restoring power to more than 17,000 of their 1 million customers. The storm also caused widespread rush hour traffic delays and school closings.

South Huntington and East Hills tied for third place with 11 inches each following the second major snow storm of the season. Last week, LI saw nearly 30 inches, which came just shy of breaking the 2013 record of 33 inches.

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Rounding out the snowfall total list was Plainview with 10.5 inches, Levittown with 10.2 inches, Bay Shore with 10 inches, Centereach with 9.7 inches, Long Island MacArthur Airport with 9.6 inches, Carle Place with 9.5 inches and New Hyde Park with 9.3 inches.

Five towns had 9 inches: Hauppauge, Smithtown, Coram, Setauket and Long Beach. Farmingville had 8.5 inches, East Norwich had 8.3 inches, North Babylon had 7.8 inches, Upton has 7.7 inches, Westbury had 7.5 inches, Shoreham had 7 inches, East Meadow had 6.9 inches, East Islip had 6.5 inches, Jericho had 6.2 inches and both Valley Stream and Old Bethpage had 6 inches.

Coming in at 5.5 inches were Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station and Glen Cove. Coming in at 5 inches were Mattituck, Hicksville, Malverne, Syosset and Wantagh. Sound Beach had 4.2 inches and both Southampton and Selden had 4 inches. Jamesport had 3.7 inches, North Merrick had 2.5 inches and Flanders got 2 inches.