UPDATE: Schools Closed, Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Commack

National Weather Service forecasters are predicting 10-22 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Commack area lasting from 7 p.m. Tuesday evening through 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Weather officials say Suffolk County could receive anywhere from 10 to 22 inches of snow in total, with winds up to 20 mph. Snowfall is expected to reach its heaviest during the early morning hours of Wednesday.

The has already announced that it will be closed on Wednesday, including all athletic, evening and BOCES activities. 

The Long Island Railroad also issued an to commuters that morning service may be canceled.

The National Weather Service warns drivers to stay off the roads unless there is an emergency.

The storm could possibly top the blizzard two weeks ago, which blasted Suffolk County with a foot of snow in some places. While police reported no fatalities or major accidents in the area during the course of the storm, more than 100 Commack residents were .

The Town of Smithtown has recently added overnight snow removal crews for around-the-clock coverage. Crews are expected to be on the road as soon as the snow hits.

 “We have a night crew now so coverage is 24-hours a day,” said Town of Smittown's Superindendent of Highways Glenn Jorgensen.

Similar preparations are in effect in the Town of Huntington, where highway superintendent William Naughton asked residents to avoid parking cars in the street if possible, and to shovel snow to the left of their driveways so as not to get plowed in. 

Be sure to check in with Patch frequently for continuing coverage of the storm, including road updates, photos, and closings.  If you have any comments or updated information, e-mail kaitlyn.piccoli@patch.com or comment below. 


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