OYSTER BAY, N.Y. — A town supervisor on Long Island says the weather is becoming “increasingly dangerous” with “near white-out” conditions.

But Joseph Saladino in Oyster Bay say there were still cars out on the road Thursday morning, slipping and sliding.

The huge town in the middle of Long Island stretches from Long Island Sound to the Atlantic Ocean.

The sanding and salting started at 11 p.m. Wednesday and was in full gear at 3 a.m. Thursday, with nearly 300 pieces of equipment.

Saladino reminded residents to clear areas around hydrants and get cars off the streets.

People in need of urgent medical care can call the town for priority snow clearing.

Saladino says the town’s “very dedicated” sanitation workers even picked up garbage and recycling before shifting into full snow mode.

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