Winter Storm Causes Icy Conditions


A Winter Storm Warning has been extended from just the North Shore to all of Long Island as ice and sleet continues to create dangerous road conditions Wednesday morning.

Freezing rain and sleet is expected to continue through 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, with total daytime ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible and total daytime sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

“It may look like rain, but temperatures are below freezing,” the NWS warned on its Facebook page. “The rain will freeze on frozen ground, snow pack, & trees & power lines. This will make travel extremely dangerous. With snow covered roads, the rain will just freeze on top of that creating an even icier situation. If you do not have to travel, please DON’T!”

Wednesday’s winter storm is expected to bring more ice than Monday’s, meaning a greater potential for power outages. To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSEG Long Island’s Customer Service line at 1-800-490-0075.

Nassau County’s non-emergency hotline has also been activated. Residents with non-life threatening emergencies should dial 1-888-684-4274 for assistance through the duration of the storm. All those with life threatening emergencies should call 911.

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