Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency

Town asks residents to move vehicles off the roads, so crews can plow.

With a blizzard hitting the region, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Friday afternoon. The measure gives state and local governments flexibility in coping with the storm.

Also on Friday, North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman declared a town-wide snow emergency Friday afternoon.

That means streets previously declared a snow emergency route must be cleared of parked vehicles until the emergency is lifted. The town's Highway Department is clearing all roadways to make sure streets are passable for Friday's evening commute.

“If there are areas that are impassable, we urge residents to call 311 or (516) 869-6311, and report the area to a service representative,” Kaiman said in a statement.

Residents are also asked to keep hydrants clear in case of emergencies.

Visit www.NorthHempsteadNY.gov for a list of snow emergency routes.

Jack February 09, 2013 at 02:53 PM
How much snow did PW get?
George Mulligan February 09, 2013 at 03:12 PM
I would estimate we got about 10 inches. For Port Washington this was not as bad a storm as predicted. I think Suffolk County and parts of New England got it much worse. Thank God the power stayed on and tree damage seems to be minimal.We are also fortunate it happened on Friday, so that by Monday things should be back close to normal.
GOLD FINGER February 09, 2013 at 08:50 PM
I have 11 inches here :)


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