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NHP Village and Town of North Hempstead Worked Hard on Plowing

An update on the state of the roads.

The New Hyde Park Department of Public Works was out clearing snow until about 4:30 p.m. Monday, said Superintendent .

"The roads are very passable," he said, adding that on Monday afternoon the crew was focusing on clearing out what other people had blown into the street.

 The National Weather Service reported 14.2 inches of snow in New Hyde Park, but with the winds, some snow drifts are up to four feet in some areas, said a note on the Village of New Hyde Park's website

 "In most areas around the village, like my front lawn, the snow totals seem much higher" said Deputy Mayor Robert Lofaro on the Village's website.

The Village's Department of Public Works also picked up trash despite the storm. "Our Sanitation crews collected garbage this Monday morning from the residents on the North side; however, thankfully, the volume was light as many residents chose to hold to their next regularly scheduled pickup," said Mayor Dan Petruccio.

 The Town of North Hempstead also had personnel out to clear the roads.

"North Hempstead has been out in full force throughout the night and will continue throughout the day until our roads are clear," said Public Information Officer Sid Nathan. "We have targeted the main 'arteries' first and are now clearing back roads," Nathan said Monday morning.

Nathan added that residents should try to stay home if possible. "If residents must drive, we ask they be extremely patient behind the wheel, leaving plenty of space between them and the car in front," he said.

For non-emergency concerns, residents can call 311 with their questions and issues. New Hyde Park residents who have questions or concerns, you can call the Department of Public Works at 516-354-0064 or visit the Village web site at www.vnhp.org.

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