Dangerous conditions and historic snow snarl communities
The winter storm that hit the northeast over the weekend had a tremendous effect on Long Island, New York, especially Suffolk County and Town of Brookhaven.
People joked about stocking up on supplies before the storm, but it became no joke when roads became unusable and residents could not leave their homes for days. Schools were closed early Friday and eventually Monday and Tuesday since streets were still not plowed.
"The storm hit at a time commuters were making their way back from the city," said Suffolk county Executive Steven Bellone. "The snow just swallowed them up. It came down so hard and so fast."
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—Kid Reporter William Russell
Photo: Snow buries Kid Reporter William Russell's bloc in Sound Beach. This was the scene all over Brookhaven Town in Long Island, New York, after the winter storm. (William Russell)