Snow doings in the Five Towns


While another snowstorm  falls on the Five Towns, residents  continue to go about their lives.

Cedarhurst resident Syd Mandelbaum, the fundr and chief executuve officr of the poverty think tank and charitable organization Rock and Wrap It Up! continyes to his mission to help those in need.

"Picked up 3,000 ponds of donated food from Trader Joe's with Karl Kruger and Miguel Martinez to feed the hungry at the FTCC (Five Towns Community Center), he posted on Facebook in response to the Herald question,  what ae you doing on this snow day?

At the Community Center Sasha Young is, "Sorting the 3,000 pounds of food Syd and Karl and Miguel brought. Giving it out and delivering to wewly diagnosed Covid families and emergency home bound drop offs . Just another day of service with friends!!  Thank God for this amazing group !"

Inwood resident Barbara Thompson noted the situation with humor. "Watching the snow falling on my backyard table .. .looks like a pizza. Anyone for a slice?  Inna Mishiev, in Woodmere, actually  made homenade pizza. 

As for the weather,  Long Island and the greater New York metropolitan area are under a winter storm watch for Thursday into Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow is expected to start falling between 8 and 10 a.m. Thursday morning and continue Friday. Accumulations of 4 to 8 inches of snow are possible.

“Travel could be very difficult. Hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute,” the NWS states. Suffolk Cunty reported  more than 30 vehicular crashes have  occurred  because of the slick road conditions. 

In Lawrence,  plowing will continue throughout the day and then the roads will be salted, village officials said.

Atlantic Beach officials are reminding residents and others that vehicles are required to be off the streets for the  Public Works Department to effectively plow the village’s roads when snow accumulations are 2 inches or more. 

“When removing snow from your driveways and sidewalks, please do not place snow in the streets, as it usually becomes a layer of  ice, especially from snowblowers,” officials said.

Nassau Inter-County Express / NICE Bus advises riders to plan for delays and possible detours on Thursday and Friday because of the snowstorm. As of 11:30 a.m. Thursday, all NICE Bus routes are experiencing 15-minute delays.