More Snow Forecasted For Malverne and West Hempstead

National Weather Service predicts 2 to 4 inches Friday with chance of light snow Saturday for Malverne and West Hempstead.

The remnants of the big post-Christmas  still remain along the streets of Malverne and West Hempstead but the National Weather Service predicts two to four more inches of snow may accumulate throughout the day Friday, with light snow continuing into the night until 1 a.m.

There is also a slight chance of snow showers in the area throughout Saturday, according to the Web site.

Things got messy in the last storm in both Malverne and West Hempstead, with businesses closing, , and residents complaining that snow plowing on side streets wasn't up to par.

The village of Malverne's , which had plows working 14 hour shifts, said they did their best considering the conditions and were met with both praise and criticism from residents at Wednesday's The DPW also noted that some residents were making the task even more difficult for the workers, because they left their cars parked on the street and were blowing snow back onto the roads from their property. Overnight parking permits have been revoked since the snowfall began and village officials have warned Malvernites to stop these behaviors.

Friday's substantial but much lighter snowfall isn't expected to be nearly as massive as the blizzard, which brought 20 inches of snow to Malverne and West Hempstead. Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray announced  town snow removal personnel and support staff are prepared to respond.

"More than 225 pieces of equipment are ready to spread salt and plow roadways," said Murray. "We will continue our proactive practice of having salt spreaders on the road at the first sign of snow."

Murray also asks residents to park their cars off the streets in preparation to make it easier for snow plows to navigate and clear the snow effectively. She also encourages limiting the use of motor vehicles once the snow begins to fall.

"Roadways can be slippery and heavy snowfall can limit visibility," said Murray. "By minimizing vehicular traffic, roads can be cleared more quickly and residents can minimize the risks associated with driving in storm conditions."

To avoid having driveways blocked with plowed snow, Murray advises residents to shovel snow to the right of their driveways when facing the road.

Patch will continue to update this story so stay tuned for follow-ups!


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