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Cuomo: Hundreds of plows and crews to dig out Suffolk County

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday a mobilization of state and local resources to help Suffolk County recover after the massive winter storm that left close to three feet of snow across Eastern Long Island. 

Over 529 pieces of equipment, including 412 additional plow trucks, and 731 operators arrived during the past 24 hours and through the night. In total, more than 675 pieces of snow removal equipment and 975 personnel are currently in Suffolk to augment ongoing local recovery efforts and help clear roads ahead of Monday morning's rush hour. 

"Suffolk County has not seen a winter storm like Nemo in years, and the massive amount of snow left behind effectively shut down the entire region," Governor Cuomo said. "From the moment that it became clear that Suffolk County would bear the worst of the storm's impact on New York, the state dispensed an unprecedented level of resources, equipment, and manpower to support local relief efforts. The state will continue to do everything possible to augment existing recovery work and will ensure that residents of Suffolk County can go back to life as normal as quickly as possible." 

The Suffolk County Police Department is advising motorists that the Long Island Expressway will continue to be closed in both directions between exits 57 and 73 for snow removal until at least 9 p.m. tonight.

More than one third of the state's snow removal assets have been deployed to Suffolk County, representing one of the largest mobilizations to recover from a winter blizzard in the state's history.

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