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Sandy-Damaged Coastal Communities Prepare For Flooding As Winter Storm Approaches Tri-State

Coastal communities across the Tri-State area could experience minor to moderate flooding during times of high tide through Thursday morning.

03/06/2013

Snow plows work to clear the Long Island Expressway after the powerful blizzard. (credit: CBS 2)

Decades Old Law To Blame For Long Island’s Snow Removal Woes?

Special equipment is needed to clear heavy snow piled up to three feet in spots. But Newsday reports that a 1936 state statute limits how much towns can spend on heavy machinery.

02/17/2013

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L.I. Couple: Snow Plows Finally Come, But End Up Causing 3-Foot Flood

The Town of Brookhaven has been heavily criticized for taking days to plow many streets, and now a couple said after the plows finally came, the drivers caused a flood.

02/16/2013

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Forecasters: Parts Of Tri-State Could See 3 Inches Of Snow Saturday

The Department of Sanitation is loading 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows to trucks and preparing all other necessary equipment ahead of the snow.

02/15/2013

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine speaks to reporters on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Sorry That ‘Failure Took Place’ After Snowstorm

Town Supervisor Edward Romaine placed blame on the highway department for roads being left unplowed for days. Although the department is an independent entity that the town does not have authority over, he said it “concerns me that they failed.”

02/14/2013

Crews work to remove snow in Smithtown, NY on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk Highway Official Resigns Over Botched Snow Removal; 5 Deaths Attributed To Storm

In Smithtown, 70 employees used two dozen vehicles to plow snow-covered streets overnight before loading the snow onto trucks and hauling it away.

02/13/2013

Snow removal in Bridgeport Feb. 13, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Crews Making Progress In Bridgeport Snow Removal Effort

More blacktop is visible on the streets and snow blowers and shovels have gone to work on the sidewalks.

02/13/2013

People aboard a Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line train in Stamford - Feb. 13, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Metro-North Railroad Service Now Running End-To-End

With service now running on all Metro-North Railroad lines, including the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line, ridership has rebounded from Monday.

02/13/2013

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Tri-State Could Pick Up Additional 1 To 3 Inches Of Snow Wednesday Night

AccuWeather said that sunshine will be followed by clouds with a mix of rain and wet snow by the end of the day on Wednesday.

02/12/2013

Crews in Huntington, NY use a Sno Go -- a special blower capable of moving tons of snow at once on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Snow-Weary Residents On L.I. Say Some Neighborhoods Still Not Plowed

Residential roads in portions of Brookhaven, Huntington, Smithtown, Islip and Ronkonkoma still remain covered in snow and ice after Friday’s storm dumped up to 30 inches of snow on Suffolk County.

02/12/2013

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Bridgeport, Conn., Residents Furious They Are Still Snowed In 4 Days Later

Streets remain blocked. Some residents remain snow-bound. Even main drags are choked with ice and snowpack. Some suggested Tuesday they’d be better off anywhere else.

02/12/2013

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Connecticut Group Wants Money Back After Metro-North Storm Cancellations

A Connecticut commuters’ group wants Metro-North Railroad to make good on prepaid fares they couldn’t use due to service cancellations, following numerous storms that knocked out rail service to and from New York City.

02/12/2013

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Snow Shovel Wielding High School Students Help Dig Out Waterbury, Conn. Schools

The students are earning $8.25 an hour for their work shoveling out the schools.

02/12/2013

A snow-covered street near St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport - Feb. 11, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

The Big Dig Continues In Connecticut; 2 Found Dead In Snow-Covered Car

Monday proved to be a snow day in Connecticut, mostly because people had the same problem they had on Saturday and Sunday. They couldn’t get anywhere.

02/11/2013

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