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UPDATED: LIE Closure Extended Until 9 p.m.

Police close exits Exit 57 to Exit 73 in both directions following blizzard.

Update, 3:50 p.m.: Suffolk County Police announced that the Long Island Expressway will be closed in both directions, between exits 57 and 73, until 9 p.m. Sunday. 

Original story: Suffolk County police will close a portion of the Long Island Expressway on Sunday to remove snow that still continues to cover many parts of the roadway.

Police said the highway will be shut in both directions from Exit 57/Nichols Road to Exit 73/Riverhead on Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Throughout Saturday, stranded cars along the highway made snow removal difficult. While snow totals from Friday's blizzard have varied by town, much of the region saw a minimum of two feet of snow dumped on the area.

Brookhaven town highway workers on Saturday started removing abandoned cars on roadways using forklifts.

Blanca Femina February 11, 2013 at 02:41 AM
SCCC classes are called off for tomorrow if that helps... The lack of preparation out here is why, finally this year, I got a snow-suitable vehicle... I have one of those jobs that literally cannot close for weather.
Chuck February 11, 2013 at 04:04 AM
this was a big failure by our town goverment, we pay alot , but don't get alot so you have to remember this during elections , which we wil not remember , i will
Chuck February 11, 2013 at 04:05 AM
yes all roads are open
Chuck February 11, 2013 at 04:07 AM
all about money , wait to see , LIRR parking lot at Ronkonoma
H.LYNCH February 11, 2013 at 01:25 PM
this is all rediculous.. many roads still not plowed, schools closed, some can not get to wor,, yes the towns are foing wht they can, but they chose these jobs and shcould be foing them,,, don;t get the job done, dont, get a raise,, lol

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