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Riverhead Town Announces Snow Cancellations and Closures
Posted Date:
3/13/2017

TOWN OF RIVERHEAD

Office of the Supervisor

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           March 13, 2017

     

CONTACT: Sean Walter, Supervisor (631) 727-3200 Ext. 251

 

RIVERHEAD TOWN ANNOUNCES SNOW CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES

 

RIVERHEAD, NY-- Due to the impending winter storm, the following programs and facilities have been cancelled and closed:

 

·        All Senior and Recreation programs and events are cancelled for March 14th and March 15th.  All community centers will be closed as well.

·        Garbage pickup has been cancelled for Tuesday, March 14th.

·        The Recreation Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30pm has been cancelled.

In case of an emergency, residents should call 911 or call the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500.  If you can, stay home, stay informed and stay safe. 

 

To report a power outage or downed wires, call PSEG at 800-490-0075 or go to their website at www.psegliny.com to file a report online.  Treat all downed power lines as energized and keep far away.

 

Please go to the Town’s website at www.townofriverheadny.gov for up-to-date snow storm related news, information, weather updates and emergency contact numbers.

 

A Winter Storm Event will be declared overnight tonight to help facilitate snow removal.  Do not park your vehicles on the street.  All vehicles must be parked off the roadway.

 

All residents are urged to remove their vehicles from the street on Tuesday evening to increase the effectiveness of snowplowing operations.  Section 289-50 of the riverhead town code authorizes the riverhead police department to impound parked or abandoned vehicles that affect the roadways during a snowstorm.   

 

Please do not shovel snow into the street.  This only creates a hazard for your neighbors and other motorists.

 

If there is a fire hydrant by your home, please make sure it is visible and shoveled out.

 

Please make sure to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and homebound.

 

Don’t forget your pets.  Make sure they are brought indoors or have shelter.

 

For the safety of your patrons and visitors, please remove the snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of your property.

 

Remember the P’s of preparedness!  Have a Plan, Pack an emergency kit and Pay attention.

 

Please go to the Town’s website at www.townofriverheadny.gov for up-to-date snow storm related news, information, weather updates and emergency contact numbers.

 

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Town of Riverhead Long Island   200 Howell Avenue   Riverhead, NY 11901   Phone: 631-727-3200
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