NEW YORK (PIX11) – The LIE and other major roads will be closing at midnight due to the impending winter storm, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
The LIE in Nassau and Suffolk counties, 87 South and I-84 will all be shutdown at midnight Friday until 5 a.m., the Governor said on Twitter.
Cuomo is advising residents to stay off the roads unless it is absolutely necessary to travel, as a state of emergency has been declared for New York.
Decisions on highway re-openings will be made by 3:30 to 4 a.m., Cuomo said.
In February of last year, hundreds of cars became trapped on the LIE for hours during a major snowstorm.
“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.