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.