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Snow Emergency for Huntington

Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone declared an official snow emergency, effective at 10 a.m. Monday, January 26, and announced the cancellation of all activities and programs scheduled for today and tomorrow at Town facilities, in expectation of a storm that is expected to pick up strength Monday night and continue throughout the day Tuesday.

“All of the forecasts indicate that this storm will include a significant snowfall and high winds, and continue for an extended period of time,” Supervisor Petrone said. “Residents should stay off the roads, and make sure to park their cars off the streets to facilitate plowing and access for emergency vehicles. “

Under a snow emergency, the Supervisor has the power to close roads, appropriate necessary equipment from all sources and make necessary purchases without following the usual procedures. The declaration also makes available to the Highway Department Town equipment and personnel to assist Highway Department crews.

Supervisor Petrone said that the Town’s Emergency Operations Center will open at noon today, January 26, and remain open as needed through the storm and its aftermath.

Town facilities, including Town Hall, will close at 3 p.m. today, Monday January 26, and remain closed to the public all day Tuesday, January 27.  All activities at Town facilities, including the Dix Hills Ice Rink and the Village Green Senior Center, are also cancelled for this afternoon, this evening and all day tomorrow. The Senior Beach House at Centerport Beach will be closed through Friday.

HART Bus paratransit service will stop at 3 p.m. today, January 26. Both paratransit and HART fixed route service are suspended for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27.

Trash collection is still scheduled for this evening for commercial businesses in Huntington Village and Huntington Station that have evening curbside collection.  All trash collection is cancelled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27.

Persons who want to report an emergency should call 631-271-2155. Persons needing to contact the Highway Department should call 631-499-0444, 631-351-3075 or 631-351-3076. Residents can also contact the Highway Department through the home page of the Town website, www.huntingtonny.gov, or by email at highway@huntingtonny.gov.

Supervisor Petrone advised residents to check the Town’s website, Facebook page, Twitter feed or government access channels 18 (Cablevision) and 38 (FIOS) for updates.

 

 

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