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Cars trapped on Long Island Expressway in Suffolk County

Posted: 11:44 AM, Feb 09, 2013
Updated: 2013-02-15 12:31:34-05
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A car is stranded in a snow drift in Suffolk County. (Dan Mannarino/PIX11 News)

Dozens of cars are trapped in heavy snow drifts on the Long Island Expressway, and officials are working to dig them out.

MORE: DRIVERS STAY WITH TRAPPED CARS, TREATED FOR EXPOSURE TO COLD.

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Suffolk County took the hardest hit from the blizzard overnight, with some area seeing 30 inches of snow.

Suffolk County cars stuck in snow

Total whiteout in Suffolk County, with cars abandoned by drivers. (Dan Mannarino/PIX11 News)

“I’ve never seen conditions like this” on county roads, County Executive Steven Bellone  told PIX11 .

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Parts of Suffolk County saw 30 inches of snow, with considerably higher snow drifts.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Long Islanders to stay off the roads, and it wasn’t easy Saturday to get on any of those major roads anyway: the Sunrise Highway, LIE and the parkways were shuttered.

Hundreds of drivers reportedly abandoned their cars on highways and sought shelter elsewhere, N ewsday reported.