Snow has begun to fall in Valley Stream, where an estimated six to 10 inches is expected to accumulate Wednesday afternoon and another two to four inches is expected to accumulate Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter storm warning will remain in effect through 4 a.m. Thursday. Early Wednesday all four Valley Stream school districts announced closures.
Traveling could be difficult to impossible, including during the evening commute on Wednesday, the NWS said. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.
A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If traveling, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in the vehicle in case of an emergency. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.
To prepare for the storm, Village of Valley Stream officials are working to keep the roads clear. According to Deputy Highway Supervisor Chris Vela, 12 salting trucks are currently making their rounds around the village to add traction to the roads. Once the snow starts to accumulate, those 12 trucks will start plowing the streets.
“We’re just going to prep and continue doing what we’re doing,” Vela said. “They’re standard operating procedures for us right now.”
Two power outages have been reported in Valley Stream, affecting 36 customers. To report and receive status updates on an outage Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or to report an outage online visit www.psegliny.com. To report a downed wire call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number: 1(800) 490-0075.
This story will be updated as the storm continues.