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Long Island gets through snow blast

Kristin Thorne reports from Hungtington.
December 10, 2013 3:20:04 PM PST
The snow fell in Huntington in Suffolk County as about two inches of snow accumulated.

It may not officially be winter yet but it sure looks like it.

"I love to have climb in trees when they have snow in them," a resident said.

"I like it because I can get out of school early and go sledding," said Laurel Bonn, a Huntington resident.

In the morning hours the side roads were treacherous.

The snow was coming down heavy.

"The main roads are fine and the side roads are a little slippery," an official said.

But as the day went on, the snow fall lightened and the plows and salt trucks had time to catch up, and by the evening commute things were pretty cleared up.

People who didn't have to go out in it though Tuesday considered themselves lucky.

"It's nice to be retired and you don't have to go out in it anymore," a resident said.

Meantime, the LIRR brought in extra crews for the Tuesday morning commute.

They also have "Darth Vader", the 53 foot, 80 ton machine that is used to help clear the snow.

"It is propelled by a locomotive from behind, two locomotives actually," said Joe Calderone, LIRR spokesman.

It will be primarily used on eastern Long Island where that type of snow fall is possible during the winter time.

Plows and salt trucks were busy keeping the roads clear in Suffolk County Tuesday morning, but many schools sent students home early and cancelled after-school activities.

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