The Suffolk County Emergency Operations Center is open and in communication with public safety authorities throughout Long Island and New York State as we experience our first major snowstorm of 2017.
WALK Meteorologist Pat Pagano says snowfall accumulations may range between 10” and 15” with wind gusts of up to 40 mph, and temperatures in the 20’s today, before clearing this evening.
High winds are always concern for utility crews at PSEG-LI; but as of 6:30 a.m., fewer than 70 outages are reported, most in the Town of Babylon.
Suffolk officials will assess storm response shortly after 8:00 a.m., officials in Nassau are scheduled to make a similar report shortly after 10:00 a.m.
Long Islanders know the story: stay safe at home, if possible; park off-street to make way for snowplows and emergency vehicles, check WALKRadio.com for a complete list of cancellations and delayed openings, and listen to WALK 97.5-FM for updates throughout the day.