For those who may not have heard, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo — with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, and Village of Mastic Beach Mayor Maura Spery — have issued a State of Emergency for Long Island and their respective areas. This includes a travel ban on all state and local roadways. Unless you are emergency personnel, no citizens are to drive on any roadways until the Governor lifts the ban.
Please stay off the roads to help the DPW crews and emergency personnel do their job. Road drivers risk a ticket, fine and points on their license.
A blizzard warning remains in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday for Long Island, where as much as 30 inches of snow is expected, with sustained winds of 20 to 40 mph and gusts up to 65 mph. Flooding with high tide at 9:27 p.m. and the full moon is expected to reach a surge height of 3 to 6 feet in low-lying areas.
The Governor issued a ban on travel on all state and local roads on both Long Island and in the city that took effect at 2:30 p.m. The Long Island Rail Road ran their last trains by 4:00 p.m. LIRR train service has been suspended until further notice. MacArthur airport has been closed until further notice.
The Coast Guard has noted that seas could swell as high as 18 feet and has urged boaters to seek safe harbor until the storm passes. A High Surf Advisory is in effect until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.