Snow, Sleet Hit Huntington; Schools Delay Opening

UPDATE 9:13 p.m.: Snow, sleet and rain hit the Huntington area and are expected through Tuesday morning.

School districts, including Half Hollow Hills, Elwood, Cold Spring Harbor, Harborfields and Northport, announced 2-hour delayed openings Tuesday, citing potentially hazardous road conditions. St. Anthony’s said it would close for the day.

Town officials asked residents to remove vehicles from roads and avoid driving if possible.

Snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected, with winds gusting as high as 35 mph at times.

Snow is expected to continue until about 3 a.m. Tuesday before turning into a mix to rain and sleet as temperatures warm above the freezing point.

The National Weather Service said residents should plan on slippery road conditions, which could affect commuting on Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

AccuWeather meterorologist Bill Deger said, “A significant storm, which contains the energy from the powerful storm that unloaded inches of rain and feet of snow on Southern California into Saturday, will arrive in the Northeast early this week.

Half Hollow Hills said that the REACH CYA Pre-K program will operate under a 2-hour delay and the REACH CYA Before School Child Care Program is canceled. If the storm produces significant ice or snow overnight and into the early morning, the district said it might close schools. It  will notify the community before 6 a.m.

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