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Volume 48 Number 6 329 Broadway., Bethpage, NY 11714 Feb. 12-18, 2010 (516)681-0440 ext. 21 FAX (516)681-9354 Email: Nu22u@aol.cora^ 50 CehtS
We hope these two bicycles were equiped with "snow tires or their ownes had
an alternate means of transportation.
The sign at Bethpage High was barely visible as strong winds and snow
whipped through our area.
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SNOW DAY! Students will no doubt remember this date
Trees blanketed in snow created a scenic winter as most districts decided early on to play it safe and
close for the day.
The snowfall made for breathtaking views like this
magical scene from the Essig s front porch.
There was no white-out needed to correct this forecast!! A strong nor'easter ripped through our area
creating blizzard like conditions on Feb. 10. As predicted the storm began during the early morning hours
and then kicked into full speed at approximately 2pm. At times the 30mph winds and steady falling snow
made roadways impossible to navigate as white-out conditions were reported in many towns. School all
across Long Island closed for the day and many businesses called it quits early or never opened their
doors at all. As the Tribune went to press it was estimated that we received between 14-18 inches of
snow. Nassau County and Town of Oyster Bay road crew plowed and sanded throughout the day and
night and tried their hardest to stay in front of this powerful storm. The National Weather Service had a
blizzard warning in effect until 6am on Thursday morning at which time they forecasted that heavy winds
should die down and snowfall should taper off. And what did this storm mean for our residents? Well for
children it meant a 2 SNOW DAYS and the opportunity to build fabulous snowmen and for many adults
it meant a tough commute to and from work or a day at home with the snow shovel!!
And while some residents took the opportunity to get
out and enjoy the snow others simply thought this
weather was for the birds!!