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Stretch of NY's Long Island Expressway closed for most of the day so crews can clear snow

A 27-mile stretch of the major interstate bisecting New York's Long Island is closed in both directions while crews remove snow from the massive storm that blanketed the Northeast.

Eastern Long Island was slammed with 30 inches of snow in some places. At the height of the storm, hundreds of cars got stuck on area roads including the Long Island Expressway. That has made snow removal from those highways more difficult.

A police spokeswoman for Suffolk County on Long Island said Sunday that all known abandoned vehicles were searched, and no one needing medical help was found.

The expressway is scheduled to reopen at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Long Island Power Authority was reporting 13,000 customers without power Sunday morning.