Valley Stream receives more than 8 inches of snow


Updated 4:25 p.m. March 22:Snow totals might have been lower than expected during the daytime Wednesday, but snow continued to fall into the evening, with total accumulations reaching more than 8 inches in Valley Stream.

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, of Rockville Centre, was in Levittown, Point Lookout and Franklin Square delivering pizzas to plow crews that had to work the overnight shift clearing roads. "This storm is not over," Gillen said Wednesday evening on her Twitter page. "It’s going to be a long night and early morning for our amazing workforce as this nor’easter intensifies."

There were relatively few power outages because of the storm as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to PSEG-LI. "While we haven't experienced significant damage related to today's storm, our personnel stand ready to respond to any power outages should they occur," said John O'Connell, the utility's vice president of transmission and distribution. "We're proud of the fact that our hardworking crews were able to restore electricity safely and quickly to customers who lost power from the nor'easters earlier this month."

To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSEG-LI at (800) 490-0075

Check for updates using the utility's outage map at

This latest storm did cause more havoc for Nassau County high school athletics, which have been greatly impacted by the weather since spring practices began March 7. Today's schedule, which called for 20 non-league games across three sports (softball, girls' lacrosse and boys' lacrosse) were canceled in full. Thursday's schedule, which includes a handful of girls' lacrosse league openers, is also in jeopardy.

Tony Bellissimo contributed to this story. It will be updated.