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Holiday to Interrupt Week; Will Mystery Smell Be Contained?

These are the big stories we're following in the week ahead in Plainview.

A Nassau County Fire Marshal's Hazmat unit. (Photo credit: N.C. Fire Marshal Office)
A Nassau County Fire Marshal's Hazmat unit. (Photo credit: N.C. Fire Marshal Office)
The week ahead includes the New Year's holiday on Wednesday and the ongoing probe into what caused the stench reported by so many people beginning Christmas night.

1. Patch is looking into all developments on the foul odor that wafted over much of Plainview and Old Bethpage since Wednesday night and keep you updated. See our latest story here. Also, please let us know Monday in the comment or on our Facebook page whether you can still smell it. That will help us pinpoint the scope of this issue.

2. The LIRR is adding extra trains if you're inclined to going into Manhattan on Tuesday night. See the story here: Ball drop temperatures in Times Square expected to be below 30 degrees.

3. Wednesday is New Year's Day, 2014, a national holiday.

4. Plainview Schools return to regular session beginning Thursday Jan. 2., that is unless....

5. The National Weather Service week-long models indicate a major storm, perhaps with heavy snow, could smash into the East Coast around Thursday. The forecast for Plainview is a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow, beginning sometime early Thursday and continuing into Friday.

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