Yahoo! News is gathering brief first-person accounts, photos and video from the severe winter weather in the northeastern United States. Here's one resident's story.
FIRST PERSON | A massive winter storm hit the northeast on Saturday, causing long gas lines and hazardous driving conditions on Long Island.
In this video, taken in Westbury, N.Y., at 1 p.m. on Saturday, the icy roads and slippery traffic conditions are clearly visible. Many cars have been plowed in, and it's become difficult to get out onto the roads.
The Long Island Expressway and Sunrise Highway were closed on Feb. 8 due to dangerous driving conditions, and most roads around Long Island remain icy and covered in snow as of the morning of Feb. 9.
Many people are struggling to dig their cars out of the snow.
Motorists are advised to stay off the roads to help plows and sand-spreading crews get through.
The storm dumped at least a foot of snow on Long Island.
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