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All Roads Closed in Huntington

Residents urged to stay off roads; no HART bus service.

Update at 8:05 p.m. Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone Saturday announced that all town roads are closed.

And Suffolk County police announced that the LIE would be closed for most of the day Sunday for plowing.

The National Weather Service said Huntington was hit by 29 inches of snow between Friday and early Saturday morning, one of the hardest hit areas on Long Island.

LIRR train service between Huntington and New York City is on a two-hour instead of hourly schedule. Some trains have been canceled because of storm-related mechanical problems.

Whitman High School's plan for a Saturday evening performance of Wonderful Town was canceled but plans to still have the show Sunday at 6 p.m.

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   This is the text of the telephone message Petrone sent out via the Huntington Alert system:

 Roads in the Town are treacherous. As we all dig out from last night's blizzard, it vital for your safety and the safety of others that you stay home today. Roads must remain clear so emergency vehicles can get through and unnecessary traffic will compromise their ability to do so. Keeping off the roads will also allow snow-clearing crews to do their jobs without interference.

   All roads in the Town are officially closed.  HART bus is not operating today. All activities at Town facilities have been canceled.

  If your power is out, you should call the LIPA hotline at 1-800-490-0075. If a tree is blocking a road, call the Highway Hotline at 499-0444. For Town-related emergencies, call the Public Safety Department at 271-2157 or 271-6573.

  Town employees are working with outside contractors to clear roads and get us back to normal as quickly as possible. Crews will be clearing through tomorrow. But do not think that because your street is cleared, that means it is safe to venture out.  Even if your street has been cleared, that does not mean the next street over is passable.

 Enjoy the day at home with your family. Be careful, be safe and be warm.

ohboy February 10, 2013 at 05:49 PM
My street, which is rarely plowed without a phone call to the highway department was surprisingly plowed, although the side street which is 3 lanes off of Jericho is a mere car (not SUV) wide for two way traffic and a left turn lane and the snow piled high on both sides so someone coming in will not see the person in that mere lane.
Don McKay February 10, 2013 at 06:23 PM
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Jahna B. February 10, 2013 at 08:33 PM
4th Ave and President.. North of Jericho off New York Ave Our first "plowing" was from large trucks and SUV's driving down the road leaving a small path. We had ONE plow come in sometime this morning but they did a really BAD job leaving only a 8 ft wide path in the snow and it didn't do much to clear the ground, it's still snowy and slick. It took my fiancee 2 hours to dig out the driveway and clear a path to the "road" so he can get out to work tomorrow. I've lived in 3 states and 5 different cities. I've lived on busy main roads and back neighborhood roads and in my entire life this is the worst response I've ever seen from a town! I'm disabled and in a wheelchair. Until the town does a much better job I'm not going anywhere alone if my fiancee is gone because if I get stuck going in or out of my driveway because of poorly plowed roads or because of a berm I'm screwed. I expected more from a town I heard such great things about (We've lived here 4 years now).
Rick Ansalone February 10, 2013 at 11:34 PM
The plowing on Parsons Dr @ 1PM was shotty at best. As my neighbors and i cleaned up what was left behind. I'm Very disappointed in the handling of this 30+ inch event as i felt like a hostage all weekend . Time for change !
Eric Bradley February 11, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Thanks a lot town of huntington for not plowing our roads correctly. Now the schools are closed. Buses can't drive in this mess. What a waste of our taxes. Really!!! This has really snow bowled into something else. What a waste!!!!

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