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Snow Emergency Declared For Huntington

With a forecast for significant snow and high winds starting early tomorrow morning and continuing throughout the day, Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone declared a snow emergency, effective at 12:01 a.m. January 23, closed Town facilities and cancelled all activities and events.

“This is our first storm of the season, and the forecast is that the combination of snow and wind could make driving dangerous,” Supervisor Petrone said. “I am asking residents to stay off the roads beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and move parked 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 and make necessary purchases without following the usual procedures. The declaration also makes available to the Town Highway Department Town equipment and personnel to assist Highway Department Crews.

Supervisor Petrone said the Town’s Emergency Operations Center will open at 6 a.m. January 23 and remain open as needed.

All HART Bus service – fixed route and paratransit – is canceled for Saturday, January 23.

The Dix Hills Ice Rink will be closed on Saturday, January 23. A decision will be made on Saturday about the Ice Rink schedule for Sunday, January 24. All scheduled programming at Coindre Hall is canceled for Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24.

The Town’s Recycling Center will be closed to the public on Saturday, January 23.

The Senior Beach House in Centerport will be closed on Sunday, January 24.

No decision has been made about Saturday refuse pickup in commercial districts.

Persons who want to report an emergency after 6 a.m. Saturday should call the emergency operations center at 631-271-2155. Persons needing to contact the Highway Department should call 631-499-0444, send an email to highway@huntingtonny.gov, or file a service request through the Town’s website or smart phone app.

Residents can check the Town’s website, www.huntingtonny.gov, the Town’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TownofHuntington), for the Town’s government access television channel (18 Optimum, 38 FiOS) for updates.

 

 

 

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