"I said here it goes again, better get the snow blower ready," said Carl Sutter.
Sutter tried to get ahead of the snow piling up in his driveway, but on the side streets of his Hauppauge neighborhood, the storm was winning.
In nearby Smithtown, crews managed to keep blacktop exposed on most of their 480 miles of road, but that was sure to change by Thursday morning..
But for highway superintendent Glenn Jorgensen, the relentless parade of storms comes at a big price.
"If we get the 12 or 14 inches we're talking about today, I'll be close to belly up with my snow budget," he said.