According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm advisory will remain in effect 2 PM Today. Heavy snow expected with accumulations predicted to be between 4 to 6 inches. Travel is expected to be difficult at times with poor visibility, specifically during the morning commute. The snowfall will develop during the early morning, tapering off this afternoon. Because of warmer conditions in the am followed by a significant drop in temperature, the roads may be icy or slush like making for treacherous travel conditions. Heavy snow could bring down tree limbs and power lines. Please use extra caution when venturing out.
“This storm began at the start of the morning commute, which has made plowing difficult. Residents are asked to please take extra care when driving and please have patience while the highway department does its best to clear the roads. The good news is that the sun will make its way out later today.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim
As of 6 AM the full fleet of highway vehicles were dispatched out to clear the roads. However, given the layer of ice that formed underneath the heavy snow, travelers can cause a slush-like mixture which makes snow clean up a difficult task. Superintendent Robert Murphy will continue to keep the snow plows, sand & salt spreaders out on the roads until all primary and secondary roads have been cleared. He has asked that residents take precautions and only travel if necessary to speed up a process that is arduous, given the spring thaw.
WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE NWS FOR OUR AREA:
A Winter storm warning is in effect from 6 AM - 2 PM Monday
Light the Town Blue Ceremony Postponed:
The Light the Town Blue Autism Awareness Ceremony will be postponed until next week. An update will be issued with event information later this afternoon.
Power Outages - PSEG Information: View PSEG Long Island’s outage map Click Here
To report and receive status updates on an outage Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or to report an outage online visit www.psegliny.com
To register have your account number available and text REG to PSEGLI (773454)
Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything contacting the wire. To report a downed wire call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number: 1-800-490-0075
Flooding or Road Concerns: To report icing, flooding and other storm related conditions along the roads, please contact the highway department at (631) 360-7500
Stranded Vehicles: If there is an emergency, please dial 9-11 immediately. All non life-threatening calls can be directed to the department of public safety by calling (631) 360-7553
Animals & Family Pets: Outdoor animals should be sheltered indoors for the duration of this storm. To report animals in distress, strays or other loose domestic or wild animals please call (631) 360-7575
Elderly Neighbors & Special Needs individuals: Please check on your neighbors with disabilities, special needs and senior citizens. Make sure they have an emergency phone, plenty of water, food and blankets. Ask if they have someone to call in the event of an emergency.