Syosset residents who absolutely had to leave their homes Sunday found out the hard way that heavy snow and icey roads are not something to mess with.
A mixture of 40 mph winds and 10 or so inches of snow made overall conditions for drivers pretty lousy - Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano reported late Sunday that a total of 44 car accidents occured in the county.
The bad weather also appeared to have a negative affect on shopping, in what is usually a busy day. Most stores in Syosset appeared to be either shut down because of the weather or nearly empty, but Monday could shape up to be quite a busy day to make up for the slowdown.
As reported in a , The Town of Oyster Bay has set up a hotline for people to call for issues involving downed trees or wires or blocked roads. The non-emergency hotline –888-684-4274– began operating at 3 p.m. Sunday to provide assistance with snow-related situations–such as downed trees or plowing issues–that are not life-threatening.
Oyster Bay officials also announced that sanitation and recycling has been suspended for Monday and will be performed on residents' next scheduled day.
Town Ice rink programs, community and youth activities including senior and shopping trips have been canceled through Monday as have activities at the Hicksville Athletic Center.