Drivers stay with their trapped cars in Suffolk snow drifts; 1 person treated for hypothermia

Posted at 1:08 PM, Feb 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-15 12:07:33-05
Suffolk car

A car is stranded in a snow drift on Highway 347 in Lake Grove, Suffolk County. (Dan Mannarino/PIX11 News)

It was a surreal scene in Lake Grove, Suffolk County, Saturday afternoon with dozens of cars still trapped in the snow by the epic blizzard that left more than 30 inches across much of eastern Long Island.

Many drivers where these photos were taken, on Highway 347 in Lake Grove, stayed with their cars.  One driver was hospitalized for hypothermia, and many others were taken to a nearby warming center.

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Suffolk County cars stuck in snow

Total whiteout in Lake Grove, Suffolk County, with dozens of cars trapped in the snow. Many drivers stayed with their cars, and one was treated for hypothermia. (Dan Mannarino/PIX11 News)