Winter storm

East Coast Digs Out Of Massive Snowstorm

Jan 24, 2016
AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

Millions of Americans began digging out Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City. 

The heaviest snow began falling Friday evening, and tapered off just before midnight Saturday. Millions heeded calls to stay home, enabling road crews to clear snow and ice. 

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

The winter storm that hit the region brought more than two feet of snow to the East End of Long Island and parts of Southeastern Connecticut.

New York officials say storm cleanup equipment is being moved to Eastern Long Island, where it's needed most.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that about 500 pieces of equipment, including plows, dump trunks, and front end loaders were on their way to Suffolk County from New York City and the mid-Hudson Valley.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Tuesday it will take a few days to get all that snow cleared out.

Mark Herz

Thursday’s storm put a strain on travel, commerce, and the ability of cities and towns to clean up after it. Snow emergency declarations in Connecticut’s second biggest city and by the state may help with the financial strain of the storm.

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation says the winds that have come along with the winter storm have made it difficult to plow the roads through the morning hours. The DOT says cold temperatures have also limit the effectiveness of snow-melting chemicals applied to roads.