Last minute shifts in the forecast prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning, as the biggest snow storm in over two years has hit the area.
The warning is in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. The total snowfall for Glen Cove as of 2 p.m. is over eight inches. As temperatures fall, icy conditions are expected throughout the evening.
Glen Cove City schools are closed for all students and staff. Previously designated buildings will be open for voting only.
For southern Nassau County, a Coastal Flood Warning is in effect from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Two to two and a half feet of flooding is possible in vulnerable areas near the shoreline.
“People have been accustomed to a fairly mild winter, so take all the necessary precautions," Kathy Hochul, governor of New York, said about this storm. "Stay tuned to your news. If you can work remotely, that's great. Make sure that our roads are clear for the plows as always.”
Hochul told Long Islanders to expect heavy, wet snow which will impact tomorrow's commute.
“Even though we’re coming out of a few days of record high temperatures, this storm is a stark reminder that winter is still alive and well,” Hochul said in a news release. “This storm will bring plenty of hazards with it from heavy snow piling up fast to wind, which will bring low visibility and some power outages. Please heed warnings from your local media outlets, as my team will continue to monitor the storm until it’s long gone.”
To report an electrical outage, call PSEG Long Island at (800) 490-0075.
Some of the most important tips for safe driving in winter weather include: