- Associated Press - Thursday, November 20, 2014

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Long Island’s two county executives have dispatched workers and equipment to western New York to help with snow removal.

An epic snowstorm that started Tuesday has dumped 6 feet or more of snow in Buffalo and its surrounding communities.

Officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties say they have sent 14 workers and about a dozen pieces of snow removal equipment to the region to assist.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says in a statement that the county is reciprocating for assistance it received after Superstorm Sandy, brush fires and previous blizzards that have struck Long Island.

The officials say they are responding to a request from the state Office of Emergency Management Office.

Bellone says the workers are likely to be in the Buffalo area for three to five days.

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