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Jan 27th 2015 4:03PM:

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell has rescinded the State of Emergency associated with Winter Storm Juno for Southold Town. If residents must travel, they should use extreme caution as there is still icy pavement and wind-driven snow on some Town roadways.

Jan 27 2015 3:40PM:

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier that travel bans in both Nassau and Suffolk counties were lifted. Despite the announcement, non-emergency travel in five East End towns is still restricted, where a Winter Storm Warning and State of Emergency is still in effect until approximately 7pm Tuesday evening for the five east end towns of East Hampton, Southampton, Southold, Riverhead and Shelter Island.

photo: © Dan Reyburn

photo: Southold © Dan Reyburn

Points east of Riverhead are still getting snow, light accumulations and gusty winds, that should be over by 7PM – 8PM.

Southold Town Supervisor, Scott Russell, told News 12 Long Island’s ShariEinhorn:

We still have a lot of digging to do, up to 30 inches in some places. Generally, the public is honoring the State of Emergency and staying off the roads.

It will likely be early evening before the State of Emergency will be lifted in Southold, although officials are not giving a specific time. In the meantime, use of all roads within the Town of Southold is prohibited during this declaration, except for essential staff of life care, medical care or health care facilities. Vehicles that are parked in a position to impede the work of Police, Fire or Highway Department personnel will be towed at the owner’s expense.

This post will be updated as necessary.


sources:
News 12 Long Island
Suffolk Times News Review

 

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