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Plainview Schools Closed: Dangerous Cold on Tap Wednesday

Temperatures, wind will be brutal today; Stay in if you can, experts say.

Morton Village under a blanket of snow. (File Photo)
Morton Village under a blanket of snow. (File Photo)
Tuesday's snowstorm has forced the closure of Plainview schools and left an icy cleanup and brutally cold temperatures in its wake.

The school district, like many on Long Island, decided early Tuesday evening to call off all activities Wednesday. It came just after dusk, about the time that Plainview streets were becoming treacherous and Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency.

Today's forecast calls for the snow to end and temperatures not to surpass 20 degrees. As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, the wind was out of the north at 18 mph, with higher gusts. It feels like 8 or 9 below zero, and won't improve much over the day, according to the National Weather Service.

Digging out might be in order, but not unless you're dressed properly and in good health. These weather conditions are actually considered dangerous and, if you don't have to go out, authorities recommend you stay in.

Patch will keep you posted. Meanwhile, please send me photos from your door step of your neighborhood. Alert me to power outages and specific neighborhood problems. Send them to joe.dowd@patch.com.


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