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South Shore residents report icy conditions after nor'easter

Nor'easter not as severe as expected in Wantagh, Seaford


A powerful nor'easter whipped across Nassau County, dumping 3 to 6 inches of snow on the South Shore and 4 to 8 on the North Shore. The snow, at times, mixed with light rain, leaving a thin sheen of ice atop the white stuff.

In Seaford, actual snowfall didn't quite reach the expected 5 to 8 accumulated inches anticipated and predicted by The Weather Channel.

"It's too, too bad. It is around three inches, and it is a little icy at the bottom," said Charles Wroblewski, of Seaford. He added that, with drifts, snowfall may have piled as high as five inche, but no more.

Seaford's Phil Franco echoed the Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin's sentiments from Wednesday about staying off the streets. "You could spin out, lose control, it could be difficult. If you didn't know how to drive in this, it could definitely be pretty treacherous," he said.

Road conditions were better on main thoroughfares, worse on side streets.

"[The Town of Hempstead] got to the main streets last night," Franco said. "The side roads are pretty bad. People are just getting to shoveling them now, around 10 a.m."

As of 8 a.m. Thursday, snow still appeared to be falling lightly, and wind gusts remained strong.

School districts closed or were already on remote learning schedules.

The Long Island Rail Road was running 10 to 15 behind schedule systemwide. NICE Bus also reported delays.

PSEG-LI reported that about 3,300 Long Islanders lost power overnight, with 150 outages on Thursday morning.