February 10, 2013
Farmingville, NY – The Town of Brookhaven has received additional assets of heavy equipment, including snow plows and pay loaders from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Metropolitan Transit Authority, the City of New York Department of Sanitation, Nassau County and from independent contractors, to assist in snow removal. The Town has deployed all our resources to clear the roads of snow and ice and we will continue our efforts throughout the night until all roads throughout the Town are made safe and passable. We ask that all residents stay off the road and park their cars in the driveway to allow plows to pass unobstructed.
Deputy Supervisor Panico, who expressed his thanks to the State, New York City and Nassau County for their assistance, said “Our Town crews have been working around the clock since Friday to clear the roads, but due to the unprecedented amounts of snow that fell and the abandoned cars obstructing our plows, we’ve needed to bring in additional assets so all the roads in Brookhaven Town can be clear by tomorrow morning’s rush hour. I thank Governor Cuomo, County Executive Mangano and Mayor Bloomberg for responding so quickly to our requests.”
The Town of Brookhaven has established www.brookhaven.org/snow, an online form so residents can report roads that need to be plowed.
Please go to the Town’s website at www.brookhaven.org for up-to-date snowstorm related news, information, and emergency contact numbers. Call 911 for police, fire and ambulance emergencies only. To report a power outage or downed wires, call LIPA at 800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900, or go to www.lipower.org to make a report online.
The Town is sending out e-mail alerts to residents who have registered on our e-mail list. If you are not on the list, you can sign up today at www.brookhaven.org. Residents can also sign up for countywide Code Red alerts at www.suffolkcountyny.gov.
Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
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