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Latest social media updates as LI digs out after snowstorm

The region's first snowstorm of the season dropped more than 2 feet on parts of Long Island, the National Weather Service says.


  • Long Island was pummeled by a storm that dropped roughly 2 feet of snow in many areas. Here's a recap of the storm's damage and recovery efforts.
    • Seven of the LIRR's 12 branches will be fully operational by 5 a.m. Monday, the MTA said in a statement released Sunday night. Those branches are Port Washington, Oyster Bay, Huntington, Greenport, Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson and Babylon. The Montauk branch will have partial service as far as Speonk.
    • The MTA said more work was needed to restore service to the Hempstead, West Hempstead, Far Rockaway and Long Beach branches,
    • LIRR service to Atlantic Terminal also remained temporarily suspended, as of Sunday night, but LIRR tickets would be cross-honored on subways for commuters impacted by this suspension, the MTA said.
    • Three storm-related deaths were reported on LI. Read more here: nwsdy.li
    • A travel ban on state roads that Gov. Andrew Cuomo put into effect at 2:30 p.m. Saturday was lifted at 7 a.m. Sunday.
    • Dozens of Long Island schools announced they will either be closed or have delayed openings on Monday. See the full list here: newsday.com/closings
    • Some LI communities received almost 30 inches of snow. Check snowfall totals for your area here: nwsdy.li/1Qn0tWr
    • According to LI MacArthur Airport, Southwest Airlines planned to resume service at 10 a.m. and American Airlines at 11:20 a.m. Monday.


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