Getting ready for the snowstorm

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A major winter storm is expected to hit Long Island this Wednesday afternoon into Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service is predicting heavy snowfall accumulations of 8 to 14 inches with wind gust as high as 50 mph.

Our snow plows, sanders and snow blowers are tuned up and ready to roll.  We have hundreds of tons of salt prepared, and our staff is standing by.  We are confident that we are ready to tackle the upcoming winter storm.

You can help us do the best possible job. Here’s how:

Keep all cars in your driveway and off the road. The plows can then clear your street “curb-to-curb”. If you can’t get them all off the street, then try to park all cars only on one side of the street. That way, we can plow the middle and one side of the road.   Once we have plowed to the curb, move your cars to the clear side and we will come back to plow to the other curb.   This enables our crews to do a more effective job.

Remember, having clear streets is essential to maintaining safe and efficient passage for police cars, ambulances and fire engines.

We all hate having snow plowed back into our driveway aprons.  One tip for minimizing or eliminating this problem is to pile the snow you shovel from your driveway to the right of the driveway (when facing the street from the house).

EMERGENCY CALLS, should be made to 911. Calling the Fourth Precinct directly actually slows down the response because they route your call to 911.

Be careful shoveling snow. Because of the cold, you may not notice strains, pains or even frostbite.  Work slowly and rest every few minutes.  It’s not a speed contest and it’s not worth a heart attack.

For more information, see the below links:

Winter Service Guide Handbook

Emergency Contact Numbers