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Highway crews mixing sand and salt in preparation for the storm. Photo: Katharine Schroeder

Southold highway crews prepare for the impending storm

As a powerful storm barrels its way toward Long Island, Southold Town highway crews spent the afternoon prepping salt/sand mixtures for the roads and giving equipment the once over.

“As always with emergency preparedness, we are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” Southold Highway Superintendent Vincent Orlando said.

“We’re going through the trucks, getting the salt/sand mixture ready. We’ll start putting down the salt/sand as the storm arrives; it looks like it’s coming about six tomorrow morning. We’ll be ready.”

The storm, which is expected to dump eight to 14 inches of snow across the East End, has prompted a winter storm warning for our area. Blizzard conditions with wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are also expected.