Expressway Closed For Snow Removal

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (February 10, 2013)--A 27-mile stretch of the major interstate bisecting New York's Long Island was closed in both directions Sunday while crews removed snow from the massive storm that blanketed the Northeast.

Eastern Long Island was slammed with 30 inches of snow in some places.

At the height of the storm, hundreds of cars got stuck on area roads including the Long Island Expressway, which has made snow removal from those highways more difficult.

A police spokeswoman for Suffolk County on Long Island said Sunday that all known abandoned vehicles were searched, and no one needing medical help was found.

The expressway was scheduled to reopen at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Long Island Power Authority reported 13,000 customers without power Sunday morning.

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