NY gov to Long Island residents: Stay home
NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says people in eastern Long Island should stay home because many roads are still blocked by snow and abandoned cars, and adding more traffic will make it harder for plows and utility trucks to get through.
Cuomo said the whole state was affected by the Northeast snow storm, but Suffolk County got the worst of it with up to 3 feet of snow.
Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone said Saturday afternoon that about 200 people were stranded in cars on the Long Island Expressway when they tried to get home ahead of the storm Friday.
He said the National Guard used snowmobiles to rescue people and take them to warming shelters.
Asked why the highway hadn't been closed, Cuomo said it's "not an easy call" when people need to get home.
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