Southampton Town is under a state of emergency, and residents are ordered to only travel in case of emergency, and to refrain from parking along roadways to facilitate snow plowing.
A number of accidents have already been reported on the roads.
The town sent a notice at 4 p.m. stating that Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst signed a Declaration of a State of Emergency due to the blizzard hitting Long Island Friday into Saturday.
The order permits the town Highway Department to plow private roads.
The town notes that the weather forecast calls for between 16 and 18 inches of snow, with wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, causing hazardous driving conditions and power outages. National Grid across Long island, but states that power should be restored within 24 hours. Power outages can be reported to LIPA at 1-800-490-0075.
Town Hall and all town facilities closed early Friday due to the forecast, at 3 p.m.
For inquiries, the town's non-emergency number is 631-728-3400. Calling 911 is reserved for emergencies. Click here for more numbers to know in Southampton.
The villages of Southampton and Westhampton Beach have also declared states of emergency.