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Snow Plows Start Your Engines: Two to Four Inches Predicted for East Meadow

The National Weather Service is predicting snow Friday and Kate Murray says the Town of Hempstead is ready.

Plenty of remnants from the  still remain on the streets of East Meadow, but the National Weather Service predicts two to four more inches of snow may accumulate throughout the day Friday, with light snow continuing into the night until 1 a.m.

There is also a slight chance of snow showers in East Meadow on Saturday, according to the website.

Things got messy in the last storm, with businesses closing, and residents complaining about lack of plowing on side streets.

Friday's substantial but much lighter snowfall isn't expected to be a problem, as Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray announced town snow removal personnel and support staff are prepared to respond.

"More than 225 pieces of equipment are ready to spread salt and plow roadways," said Murray. "We will continue our proactive practice of having salt spreaders on the road at the first sign of snow."

Murray asks residents to park their cars off the streets in preparation to make it easier for snow plows to navigate and clear the snow effectively. She also encourages limiting the use of motor vehicles once the snow begins to fall.

"Roadways can be slippery and heavy snowfall can limit visibility," said Murray. "By minimizing vehicular traffic, roads can be cleared more quickly and residents can minimize the risks associated with driving in storm conditions."

To avoid having driveways blocked with plowed snow, Murray advises residents to shovel snow to the right of their driveways when facing the road.

For up to date information, visit the Town of Hempstead website at www.TOH.LI.

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