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UPDATE: Hurricane Forces New Closings in Port Washington, Power Outtages

School cancelled Monday and Tuesday: Monster storm system closes in on Long Island.

Hurricane Sandy's wrath will be felt across Long Island Monday and many businesses and schools are closed in advance of her expected wind damage and torrential rain.

  • Port Washington Public Schools, already having  cancelled all classes and activities Monday, has announced there will be no school on Tuesday as well. Go to the district's website for further details.
  • In the Town of North Hempstead, all operations remain open. Meanwhile, all recreational activities in the Town have been suspended. The offices of the Receiver of Taxes and the Town Clerk will be open only for emergency situations.
  • The Long Island Rail Road, along with the rest of the MTA system, is closed until further notice. There are no trains to or from nearby Hicksville and Bethpage stations.
  • NICE bus (Nassau Inter-County Express) is suspended through Tuesday.
  • Many retail stores will not open or will close early. Most supermarkets say they will remain open as long as possible. Much of this will depend on whether electrical power is available.
  • Monday morning, Long Island Power Authority said Port Washington 865 were without power.

Port Washington Patch will be operating throughout the storm and beyond providing regular updates. Please upload or send us your photos, including pictures taken from your front door, and keep us posted about news in your neighborhood or business. Email Local Editor Adina Genn at adina@patch.com.

Wendy Heppt October 29, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Adina, thanks for braving sandy for us!
Adina Genn (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Thanks Wendy! I'm being careful...Stay safe!
Jeff McElwee and Diane Claus October 30, 2012 at 02:34 AM
We are relieved and appreciative for your updates. We live in Michigan, but our children and 3 young grandchildren are in Port Washington above the evacuation zone, but as of late this afternoon without power. You seem to be the best local source for them and for us too! We are tasked with the job to update them via cell phone and the rest of our family, so the Patch is indeed helpful. Thanks!
Robin October 30, 2012 at 04:19 PM
How did the North Shore Animal League do?? I have been a lifetime donor and am very concerned for the center. They have assisted so many others during storms. I live in another part of the country but have donated to them for years. They are one of the best animal rescues in our country. Any feedback, much appreciated. Robin
Paul Ginzberg October 31, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I am in nyc and would like some information when the port washingtom line will begin operating again...............PLEASE

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