Blowing and drifting snow forces road closures; icy pavement causes overturns, multiple accidents around RiverheadHigh winds are causing snow drifts rendering many roads impassable this morning. Icy roads have caused multiple accidents, including overturns, around town.
‘You just do what you were trained to do': vols share details of life-saving rescue from burning Riverhead homeHow Riverhead firefighters crawled through a smoke-filled house on fire to drag an unconscious man to safety Thursday night.
- The weather service is watching a storm system that may bring 6+ inches of snow to LI Sunday night, as snow removal continues from this week’s blizzard.
- Sections of Main Street, Pulaski Street and Osborn Avenue will be closed today for snow removal operations.
- Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith, named grand marshal of the second annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Jamesport, to be honored at Feb. 21 fundraiser.
After a full day of digging out from blizzard, Riverhead looks forward to getting back to business as usualSchools across Riverhead will reopen tomorrow as the town returns to its regular daily activities after a few days of disruption by a big winter storm.
- Riverhead’s state of emergency lifted, but snow, ice and drifts continue to make travel difficult around town. Motorists urged to use extra caution and avoid unnecessary travel.
- A winter storm warning was extended till midnight and a state of emergency remains in effect in Riverhead as travel on local roads is still hazardous.
- A paralyzing blizzard has dumped more than two feet of snow in Riverhead and across much of Suffolk, where the East End was hardest hit.
- Closings, cancellations and delays as a result of the impending blizzard in Riverhead and surrounding areas.
Town-wide state of emergency, travel ban tonight, as NWS ramps up snow total and wind speed predictionsRiverhead will have a town-wide state of emergency and travel ban tonight, as NWS ups snow totals and wind speed predictions for East End.
- The most vulnerable on the East End, the area’s growing homeless population, will be sheltered during the massive blizzard scheduled to slam the area tonight. Tracey Lutz, executive director of Maureen’s Haven, a program that provides shelter for the homeless at area houses of worship, said tonight, all homeless guests are going to Our Redeemer Lutheran ...
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency in downstate New York. Resources from upstate, including 750 plows, will be deployed in the downstate area.
National Weather Service warning:
‘a life-threatening, potentially historic winter storm’ to impact East EndLocal officials prepare for blizzard: up to two feet of snow, frigid temperatures and wind gusts of more than 50 MPH forecast for late today through Tuesday.
- Snowfall is expected to reach 20-30 inches.