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Posted on: February 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & INFORMATION ALERT

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SMITHTOWN SUPERVISOR ED WEHRHEIM HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING UPDATE ON WINTER WEATHER OUTLOOK

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area in effect until Midnight tonight. Snow will fall before 11am, with a mix of snow and sleet until 2pm. Freezing rain and sleet is expected through the afternoon. Wind chill values are estimated between 15 and 20 with gusts as high as 29 mph. Little to no ice accumulation is expected. Two to Four inches of total snow and sleet accumulation is possible.

Drivers should watch for black ice and dangerous road conditions. Please use caution and slow speeds while operating a motor vehicle.


Supervisor Ed Wehrheim and The Director of Public Safety, Chief John Valentine have coordinated all efforts between emergency responders. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will operate through the weather advisory.


Superintendent of Highways, Robert Murphy reports crews are out applying Beet Juice, Salt & Sand on the roads to prevent icing conditions. A Fleet of 100 Plows and Spreaders are on the roads working through the duration of the storm.

Smithtown residents are asked to use extreme caution and remember to travel with a winter survival kit. In the event, you become stranded, stay with your vehicle and call authorities.


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, and other issues 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: All domestic animals should remain indoors during the freezing temperatures, with the exception of allowing dogs to venture out to go to the bathroom. 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.

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