February 9, 2013 | 212 views
Snow blankets East Meadow
Major roads cleared; sledders take to Eisenhower Park
Winter storm Nemo covered East Meadow with roughly eight to 14 inches of snow on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Town of Hempstead plows could be seen across local streets, shoving aside snow to allow safe passage for vehicles.
In East Meadow, the town is responsible for maintaining Bellmore Avenue, Carman Avanue, East Meadow Avenue, Merrick Avenue, North Jerusalem Road, Old Country Road, Salisbury Park Drive and Stewart Avenue, in addition to all side streets.
The maintenance of Hempstead Turnpike, Newbridge Road and Front Street are the state and county's responsibility.
The town's Parks and Recreation programs and activities were canceled for Saturday. But parks programs are on as scheduled for Sunday.
The East Meadow School District did not have an early dismissal on Friday, but canceled all after-school and evening activities, All activities for Saturday were also canceled.
Those fearing a repeat of Hurricane Sandy, where hundreds of East Meadow residents endured up to two weeks without power, can breathe a sigh of relief. As of Saturday afternoon, there were no power outages in East Meadow, according to the Long Island Power Authority's outage map listed on its website.
In preparation of the storm, Nassau County activated its non-emergency hotline, encouraging residents with non-life threatening emergencies to call 888-684-4274 for assistance.
Following the storm's passage, the county announced it will County will deactivate the hotline at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Once blizzard conditions ceased, hundreds of sledders took to Eisenhower Park to enjoy a day of fun in the snow.
The Herald took a trip around East Meadow on Saturday, capturing scenes from the snow across the community.