Rockville Centre to receive 6 to 10 inches of snow says Weather Service; schools shut down


For the fourth time in March, the National Weather Service was predicting that a nor’easter would sweep into the Long Island region, this time bringing with it freezing temperatures and heavy snow.

Snow was expected to begin falling between 6:30 and 7 a.m. on Wednesday. The storm was to start as a mix of snow and sleet and become all snow as temperatures dropped during the day. By 1 p.m., the temperature was predicted to fall to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, with wind chill values between 15 and 20 degrees. Gusts up to 35 mph were possible.

The Village of Rockville Centre informed residents on Facebook that the Department of Public Works will be around, working to ensure safety and plow the roads. They asked residents to remove their cars from the streets, keep sidewalks and fire hydrants clear of snow and limit car travel, especially during peak snowfall periods. Also, they warned against approaching downed electrical wires. Give the DPW a call at 516-678-9288 for concerns or the Electric Department at 516-766-5800 to report power outages.

"Please remember that 911 are for emergencies only," the Village said on Facebook. "Thank you for your cooperation during this storm."

Nassau County could see six to ten inches of snow during the day, and more at night. Heavier snow was expected in Suffolk County, according to the NWS.

Additionally, as of 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Rockville Centre school districts and private schools had closed ahead of Wednesday's storm.

"This is our final allocated snow day for the school year," Rockville Centre School District informed residents on Facebook. "If there are any additional snow days, we will lose the vacation day that is scheduled on Friday, May 25, 2018."

This story will be updated as the storm progresses.