Snow's the Word as Residents Begin to Dig Out

Yesterday's powerful storm pounded Long Island leaving in its wake suspended train service and back breaking work.

Residents spent the day cleaning up and dealing with the aftermath of Sunday evening's  storm. Service on the Long Island Railroad was suspended in both directions Monday. LIRR reports that they expect limited service out of most major hubs including Kings Park, for today as well.

Power outages in the Kings Park area were limited with most power being resorted as of Monday night. According to Joe Williams, commissioner of fire rescue and emergency services in Suffolk, around 9,000 people in Suffolk were without power at the height of the storm.

Officials said approximately 245 phone calls ere made to 911 in Suffolk County with no fatalities or major injuries.

The remained open yesterday but mail service was halted  due to the storm. The Kings Park branch stated that service would resume again today. The was closed on Monday.

Local residents began the backbreaking work of clearing driveways and paths by midday Monday.

"I'm too old for this kind of shoveling. I clear my driveway and the plows come by and they push me in. It took me four hours to get out of my house to come to work today. Then I get to work and I gotta start all over again. I'm ready to lay down and take a hot shower and go to sleep," said resident Don Amster.

Others took it in stride and enjoyed the beauty of the season.

"The blizzard was beautiful but it's hard for me because I have a dog that has a bad back and if he falls on the snow I'm in big trouble so I had to shovel throughout the night. But it was beautiful and I didn't have to go to work so I could enjoy it and I could enjoy the men in the neighborhood snow blowing our driveways," said Kings Park resident Lauren Brady.

Check back with Patch through today for more updates and how the storm is affecting you.


 Additional information for this story was provided by Christine Sampson.


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