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Parts Of Long Island Hit With Heavy Snow; Another System Coming

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Snow fell across the Tri-State area throughout the day Monday, particularly along Long Island where some areas got more than six inches.

CBS2's Lonnie Quinn reported the snow totaled 6.4 inches in Yaphank; 3.5 inches in Plainview and in New Canaan, Connecticut; 2.7 inches in Armonk, and 1.6 inches at John F. Kennedy International Airport as of 9 p.m.

The weather system was weakening as it began to head seaward late Monday, but some areas such as Brookhaven were still seeing snow as a new system approached.

Advisories and warnings have already been issued for portions of New Jersey, CBS2 Chief Meteorologist and Weather Producer Giorgio Panetta reported.

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Earlier in the day, roads in some areas were left slippery and snow-covered.

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Rich Incandela with the Babylon Department of Public Works said the snow was particularly wet and heavy and the department was still dealing with fallen limbs from the last storm.

"We already have snow on some limbs and we're going to have more snow getting on those limbs," he told CBS2's Diane Macedo. "If they were damaged in the Friday storm, today they may finish off and snap off the branches."

But some residents weren't worried about the snow.

"Four to six inches, that's not a big deal," one man told 1010 WINS' Roger Stern. "We're New Yorkers, we've got this covered."

Others say they are making the best of the wintry weather.

"January wasn't too bad, so it's kind of just par for the course I think," said Lindenhurst resident Scott Falls.

"Got to play with the kids in the snow, build a snowman or something," another man told WCBS 880's Mike Xirinachs.

The snow had tapered off in the Hampton Bays by Monday evening, with a light precipitation falling in the area, CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reported.

McLogan traveled along Ocean Parkway to Sunrise Highway and out east towards Montauk, where whiteout conditions limited roadway visibility as cars and plows kicked up ice and slush.

Southampton had to close its Town Hall, as officials monitored South Shore beaches for erosion during high tides.

"We had to close a couple roads because of the flooding, not too bad, and as water recedes, we will reopen those roads as well," Southampton Town Supervison Jay Schneiderman said.

New York City could get from 2 to 3 inches of snow between Monday and Tuesday night and the snow could stretch into Wednesday.

Coastal flooding is also a concern with advisories and warnings in effect for parts of New York City, Long Island and Westchester.

Some flooding was already reported Monday morning in areas of Queens.

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