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Monday, May 30, 2016
Freeport blanketed by snow once again
Another eight inches fall Thursday.
By: Michael Ganci
Laura Schofer
Freeport crews were out clearing and sanding the roads Thursday afternoon after another 8 inches of snow then sleet fell today.

Freeport residents woke up Friday to a nasty morning commute, not only needing to dig out their vehicles, but also battling treacherous driving conditions.

For Thursday night, rain is expected before 11 p.m., before the snow returns, according to the National Weather Service. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible.

Freeport could get an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow overnight.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Nassau County until 6 a.m. Friday. Temperatures are expected to stay in the 30s, with winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour, and gust up to 45 miles per hour. Visibility will fall to a quarter-mile or less during snowfall, making travel difficult and dangerous.

The National Weather Service warned that heavy, wet snow may bring down some tree limbs and power lines. Additionally, buildings with flat roofs may collapse if not cleared of snow and ice.

Have storm photos? Send them to MGanci@LIHerald.com.

With reporting from Alexandra Spychalsky.


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