As central and eastern parts of Suffolk County continue to dig out from this weekend’s historic blizzard, help from New York State is on the way.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said 529 pieces of equipment are being sent to the region that in some parts has nearly three feet of snow on the ground.
According to Cuomo, 412 plow trucks and 731 operators have arrived over the past 24 hours. As a result, nearly one-third of New York’s snow removal assets have been sent to Suffolk.
“Suffolk County has not seen a winter storm like Nemo in years, and the massive amount of snow left behind effectively shut down the entire region,” Cuomo said. “The State will continue to do everything possible to augment existing recovery work and will ensure that residents of Suffolk can go back to life as normal as quickly as possible.”
The storm, which dumped record amounts of snow across Suffolk Friday into Saturday, left more than 100 cars stranded on the Long Island Expressway, forcing officials to close the LIE Sunday from Exit 57 to Exit 73 to complete snow removal operations.