FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials say there have been no highway closures as a result of the latest snowstorm.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the State Police are monitoring highway conditions as parts of the state get hit with a foot or more of snow.
He says the decision to close highways is made on a case-by-case basis. Cuomo insisted keeping roads open on Thursday was unrelated to any criticism he received earlier this month when he closed parts of Interstate 84.
Cuomo also was criticized last year when he decided to not close the Long Island Expressway. A storm dumped nearly three feet of snow and motorists were stranded for many hours.
He says it is easy for people on either side of the debate to second-guess his decisions.