Snow And Cold Lead To Treacherous Road Conditions

Parts Of Long Island See Up To 4 Inches Of Snow

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Winter weather-related trouble started early – at around 12:30 a.m. on Long Island.

A 10-car pile-up on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills was just one of the scores of accidents. It initially shut down the westbound Northern State at Commack Road.

Police say there were only minor injuries.

Levittown saw four inches of snow — the most in the Tri-State — for a sneak preview of winter, which officially begins next week.

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In Islandia, sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of an overturned van on the Long Island Expressway at Exit 58. There was no word yet on injuries there.

In East Islip on the Sunrise Highway, the driver of an SUV found out the hard way how slippery it is out here on these roads.

Back in Queens at the intersection of Clearview Expressway and Northern Boulevard, salt trucks were seen in the early morning hours, working to make the roads safer.

There are road closures in our area but police are constantly working to get them back open.

Driving has been easier, slightly, in other parts of the Tri-State as well. “It’s alright. I got a four-wheel drive,” said Michael Meehan of Fort Lee. “I love the snow.”

“If you go fast off the off-ramp, you’re going to slide,” he cautioned.

  • DanTe

    Sure. Blame it on the snow. Instead of the T ARDS that can’t drive.

    And I would be the pile up is caused by one stupid T ARD driving slowly up front and stopping for no reason. And of course, that T ARD is long gone when everybody slams into each other. Seen this happen over and over again.

    • Sally Rogers

      Maybe Dan Te you should slow down. I’ve seen too many accidents caused by SUVs who spin out thinking they can go fast in this weather. I guess you’ll learn the hard way like the other jerks who try speeding in their SUVs.

      • Nick

        Sally must be one of those things driving slowly in the left lane. Parallel to the cars in the right. So that no one can pass. The whole world must slow down to accommodate this slow in the head.

  • bretthilton

    Idiots with SUVs, think that because they have an SUV, they can drive 60…

    • DanTe

      But they can drive 60. Notice how that cheap little jeep didn’t have any damage? But the high safety rating Toyota car is all smashed in on the side?

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