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Southold highway crews prepare for the impending storm

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

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.


Katharine Schroeder
Katharine is a writer and photographer who has lived on the North Fork for nearly 40 years, except for three-plus years in Hong Kong a decade ago, working for the actor Jackie Chan. She lives in Cutchogue. Email Katharine