Spring is just 18 days away, but the weather outside seems to imply otherwise. On Monday, March 2, Sag Harbor village saw up to a foot of snowfall in some areas, while other areas the snow drifts were twice that amount.
Area schools from Manhattan to Montauk were cancelled, due to the snow and freezing temperatures, only reaching the high 20s Monday.Â
The Sag Harbor village offices were also closed due to weather conditions. According to Mayor Greg Ferraris, the highway department is currently operating minus three workers, giving six men the full responsibility of taking care of the roads, since 8 p.m. Sunday.Â
Southampton Town Hall and the Justice Courts were closed Monday as well, as Town Supervisor Linda Kabot announced aÂ State of Snow Emergency. She also said the Highway Department had been mobilized since 8 p.m. Sunday night.
At 8 a.m. Monday Supervisor Kabot declared a Snow Emergency due to the large amount of snowfall, high winds, and perilous roadway conditions impeding access to emergency responders throughout the town.Â
“Public safety officials are requiring residents to remove parked cars from Town roadways in order to allow highway crews to clear snow efficiently.Â Â As roadway conditions remain treacherous, residents and visitors are urged to defer non-essential vehicular trips so as to allow highway crews to plow and sand,” a release from her office stated.Â Â Â
At the south end of Main Street in Sag Harbor, kids were seen around noon, climbing the near 2-story snow mountain in the middle of the road, while motorists were having difficulty steering and seeing around it.Â