Last-minute shifts in the forecast prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning, as the biggest snowstorm in over two years was set to hit the area.
Long Beach schools closed Tuesday as a precaution.
Long Beach saw just a few inches, far less than some other areas. The snow was mixed with sleet and slush, though, making it somewhat heavier.
The warning is still in effect until 6 p.m.
Long Beach's sanitation workers were on the streets all day clearing the roads.
“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.”
Call PSEG Long Island at (800) 490-0075 to report an electrical outage.
Some of the most important tips for safe driving in winter weather include: