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Crews from the Southold Town Highway Department dump donated sand at Town Beach. Photo: Katharine Schroeder

Photos: Beach replenishment begins in Southold

Workers from the Southold Town Highway Department have begun moving truckloads of sand to replenish Southold Town Beach after a series of winter storms caused severe erosion.

The Southold town board gave the go-ahead for emergency sand replenishment after Cross Sound Ferry offered to donate the sand and the Southold Town Highway Department agreed to move it from Orient to Southold.

“There was quite a bit of devastation. The beach is about five feet from the parking lot,” public works director Jeff Standish told the town board Feb. 28.

In 2011 Cross Sound Ferry donated $94,000 worth of sand after a rough winter eroded the beach, bringing the Long Island Sound tide nearly to the parking lot.