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Blizzard Moves Out Leaving Snow and Heavy Winds

Posted on 26 December 2010

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With the holiday storm now moving east and north out over the Atlantic, the East End of Long Island appears to have been spared the brunt of the snowfall , which dumped more than two feet of snow in New Jersey.

Sag Harbor and its environs received between six and 12 inches, with some flurries continuing into late Monday morning.

Weather advisories say blizzard conditions will continue into the afternoon, with sustained winds of 30 – 35 mph, and gusts up to 50 mph. While there may not be snow falling, the windy conditions will continue to blow the fallen snow creating difficult driving conditions and reduced visibility.

Power outages fell mostly to the west and the Long Island Rail Road has been shut down completely for the day as snow has covered the third rail which provides power to t he trains.

Locally, road crews were out all night and into this morning clearing main roads and then ancillary roads. Noyac Road, and Route 114 have been cleared, but some neighborhood roads still need plowing.

Early Tuesday morning, Southampton Town announced that town hall would be closed for the day. Sag Harbor’s Municipal Building is open, and Main Street has been cleared.

Southampton Town Police and Southampton Town Highway Department officials caution residents to continue to avoid any unnecessary travel due to still hazardous road surfaces and blowing and drifting winds, causing white out conditions in some areas

Some coastal roadways are also being affected by moderate coastal flooding.

Tuckahoe Road between CR 39 and Terrace Drive is currently closed due to drifting and icing conditions.

Although LIPA crews have been out working throughout the night the town is still currently experiencing limited power outages due to downed wires and trees in some areas of the township. LIPA is being made aware as reports are made and have crews currently working on existing outages.

Town police advise should you have a power outage situation and need a warm place to shelter until such time as power is restored, contact the Southampton Town EOC through police dispatch at 728-3400.



 
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