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Update: Massapequa Buried by Snow

Massapequa Park gets 18 inches. More than 30 inches fall in Suffolk County.

Massapequa is under a blanket of snow but the lights are on.

The major snow event dumped large amounts of the white stuff in the area. According to the National Weather Service, 18 inches fell in Massapequa Park, while Massapequa received 15 inches. Suffolk County was hit much harder, as more than 33 inches fell in Medford.

The blizzard warning that went into affect in Nassau County on has been canceled.

"We're doing very well," said Massapequa Park mayor James Altadonna. "I was at Village Hall for an hour and a halff athis morning and we received only one phone call."

Altadonna said the primary roads in the village had been cleared by 2:30 p.m. Village parking lots  were expected to be cleared by Saturday night. 

The big concern going into the storm was a repeat of some of the power outages we saw during hurricane Sandy, and although Massapequa Park saw  high winds and outages during the day Friday. But as of 11 p.m. there were less than 5 outages in North Massapequa and no outages reported anywhere else.

The utility was reporting more than 10,000 outages, mostly in Suffolk county.

Altadonna said there have been no reports of downed trees or wires in the village of  Massapequa Park.

As workers began to clear area roads, they were helped by the fact that fewer people needed to travel on a Saturday, but the Long Island  Rail Road was running on the Babylon Branch which serves Massapequa and Massapequa Park.

The LIRR is running trains every two hours on most lines.

Stay with Patch for more news on the storm's aftermath.


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