Winter weather and travel advisory in effect

Five Towns could get up to 5 inches of snow


A winter weather advisory in effect is in effect for the South Shore of Nassau County through 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The Five Towns could get from 2 to 5 inches of snow with north winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts from 3o to 40 mph, in what is the third nor’easter in 10 days.

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a travel advisory for portions of New York. "I caution all New Yorkers within the path of the storm to stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary," Cuomo said in a statement. "Driving conditions during and after the storm will be challenging and we want to ensure that our personnel are able to clear the roads as easily and as quickly as possible."

A coastal flood advisory has been issued for southern Nassau and Suffolk counties. Minor coastal flooding is expected with this morning's high tide cycle, resulting in 1 to 2 feet of water above ground level in vulnerable locations near the waterfront. The advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties, as roads could be slippery, especially entrance and exit ramps on highways. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

Long Island Rail Road trains could experience delays because of the bad weather.

Call PSEG Long Island to report downed wires or power outages, at 1 (800) 490-0075.

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To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engines, including generators, in a garage or any other enclosed space, PSEG officials said. Do not use your oven to heat your home, they added as another safety tip.