Gov. Cuomo may shutdown LIE, other major roadways as snowstorm approaches Long Island

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OYSTER BAY, Long Island (PIX11) – There is a blizzard warning for Long Island and Governor Cuomo is not taking any chances.

Three million people in Suffolk and Nassau counties are being advised to stay home and off the roads.

“Blowing, drifting snow can make travel difficult and dangerous, so I urge citizens to exercise caution if they have to leave their homes,” Cuomo said. “We recommend that everyone in potentially affected areas utilize mass transit and take steps to safeguard against frigid temperatures. Keep a close eye on the weather, follow any instructions issued by local emergency officials, and check on your neighbors and family members.”

Cuomo says he may shut down major roadways like the LIE to prevent what happened during the last snowstorm, when drivers were stranded for hours on the icy roads.

“We don’t want people in a situation where they have used vehicles to commute in the morning and now they can’t get home because the roadways are closed,” Cuomo told reporters.

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