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Police say severe flooding that had strandedsome motorists on a number of suburban New York roadways hasreceded.

Nassau County police say that as of 4 a.m. Monday, no motoristswere stuck in their vehicles. Police had received at least a dozenemergency calls involving cars stuck on inundated roads Sundaynight.

A section of the Long Island Expressway was closed due toflooding but was reopened at around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Nassau County police responded to heavy flooding in seven areas.

There also were scattered outages across Long Island.

Flooding also was reported in parts of Rockland County. InNyack, flooding clogged storm drains with debris and dumped muddywater into building basements along a three block-stretch.

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