BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — Eastern Long Island was blanketed with snow in the latest storm to hit the New York City metropolitan area.

Newsday says road conditions deteriorated quickly before sunrise Tuesday as wet, heavy snow accumulated in the Town of Brookhaven.

The National Weather Service says one of its "trained spotters" reported 11 inches in the Nassau County hamlet of Plainview at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Other reports from Nassau County ranged from an inch-and-a-half to 6 inches.

In Suffolk County, the weather service says, a member of the public reported 11 inches in Dix Hills and "trained spotters" recorded 10 inches in Orient and Centereach.

Dozens of schools were closed.

PSEG Long Island says about 3,000 customers were without power Tuesday afternoon.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com