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Massapequa Shovels Out

Major roads plowed as town and village officials warn residents to be cautious.

It didn't take long for the first snowstorm of 2014 to hit Massapequa, and it's not taking long for the area to dig out.

The Town of Oyster Bay had plows out through Thursday night  into Friday morning getting a jump  on things, according to Town spokeswoman Marta Kane.

Major roads have been plowed with most secondary roads getting at least a pass through in most cases.

Vehicles may be able to get on the roads, but Kane urged caution as we may see icing conditions Friday night into Saturday  morning.

But that's not the only issue.  "There's some very tricky winds out there," said Kane, who warned that snow may blow back into the streets.

Massapequa Park Mayor Jeffrey Pravato hopes the wind is the only thing  putting snow into the streets, reminding residents that they should shovel snow towards their property and not onto roads.

"It's frustrating to see that," Pravato said by phone as he rode on a Department of Public Works plow.  

The mayor said that the roads in the village had been cleared by Friday afternoon and they hope to finish clearing parking lots by Friday night.

The village is still requesting that residents  keep vehicles off the streets as workers try to plow to the curb.

As of Friday afternoon,  there were no reports of serious incidents related to the storm in the Massapequas, according to Kane and Pravato.

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