NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A wintry mix of snow and rain fell Thursday night across the Tri-State Area during the second part of a winter storm that already brought lashing winds and flooding across the Jersey Shore and parts of Long Island.
A winter weather advisory remained in effect until noon Friday for southwest Connecticut, the lower Hudson Valley, northeast New Jersey, New York City and Nassau County.
After several hours of flurries, the region was seeing heavy snowfall in some areas Thursday night. In Westchester County, plows were hitting the streets. Along the Jersey Shore, streets were inundated with rising waters.
Some towns reported the worst flooding since Hurricane Sandy.
CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn reported that as of 11 p.m. Newburgh had picked up 3 inches, while Kent Cliffs got 5.1 inches of snow and Armonk was hit with 5.4 inches off accumulation.
Quinn said that driving conditions could be tough for some parts of the Tri-State.
For New York City, Quinn said portions would see an inch or two while other parts could get 2-5 inches. Putnam County, which Quinn called the storm’s “bulls eye,” could see 4-8 inches.
The snow was also sticking out on Long Island on Thursday night.
“It turned into a nor’easter and spun around, now a big eye in Atlantic. I’m wondering if it’s going to come back in,” Sag Harbor homeowner Chris Perugi told CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan.
Monica James and Amy Yarborough tried to escape their powerless Riverhead apartment near Atlantis Marine World, where flakes were falling fast.
“The winds are crazy out here. Last night, the power went out,” James said.
“It’s terrible out here, first of all and if it keeps getting worse and worse, everyone’s going to be cooped in,” said Yarborough.
And the storm was the last thing the Jersey Shore needed. The battered coast was seeing its worst flooding since Sandy.
In Sea Bright, the water flowed down streets and right up to homes. Water pumps were up and running to stem the tide
Earlier Thursday, crews built giant sand dunes on the beach, hoping to stop some of the water.
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In Lindenhurst, Thursday morning’s high tide caused some significant flooding along Venetian Boulevard where water was up to the doorsteps of some homes, 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer reported.
“It’s been like this for years,” one man said. “When a storm comes in, it comes in the street.”
WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported that one man’s boat was no longer at its dock, but on it.