1 Year Ago: Storm Slams Southampton

Storm caused power outages and erosion, and motorists were urged to stay off the roads.

One year ago this week, the Northeast was hit with a severe blizzard that left scores of post-holiday travelers , shut down the Long Island Rail Road, and caused locally.

Veteran weather observer Richard Hendrickson, of Bridgehampton, determined that conditions in Southampton were short of a blizzard; he said , rather than 50- to 60-mile-per-hour sustained winds.

More than two dozen cars accidents were reported across Southampton Town, as motorists ignored the town police department's request that they stay off the roads.

In Manhattan, a with no passengers on board , and the fire department was delayed in responding because of the blizzard.

Out east, in Montauk, erosion caused by coastal flooding during the storm caused some home to .

What do you remember about last year's snowstorm? Leave a comment below.


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