Valley Stream walloped again


It was a familiar sight in Valley Stream on Thursday with numerous trees and power lines down in the wake of a nor'easter which swept through Long Island.

However, there was also a new twist - snow. At least six inches fell on Valley Stream in an early November winter storm.

Schools were closed for the seventh time in the past two weeks and efforts to get back to normal after Hurricane Sandy were stalled.

Mayor Ed Fare said that numerous trees and large branches fell into village streets as a result of the latest storm. He said the Fire Department also received numerous calls for wires burning.

Fare said on Wednesday, village crews had to scramble to hook up plows to the trucks, which were still being used for cleanup efforts from Hurricane Sandy. He said the village was able to get 20 plows on the road by the height of the snowstorm.

Some areas that had power restored earlier this week were back in the darkness again. Powerlines were brought down from the heavy, wet snow which fell from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.