Southampton Town: Sit Tight, Plows Are Coming

The town says primary and secondary roads are being plowed before private roads.

Southampton Town says it is aware that a number of private roadways are still not clear of snow after Friday night's blizzard, which dropped upward of 2 feet of snow in some areas of Long Island.

In a release to the media, the town is asking residents not to call, and said that highway crews are working around the clock to clear all roads.

"All resources are committed to the clearing, sanding and salting of roadways to ensure safety; however, town primary and secondary roads need to be addressed before private roads can be cleared," the statement reads.

According to the town, most main arteries are clear and a state of emergency has been lifted as of 5 p.m. on Saturday, but many roads remain ice- and snow-covered. Many areas are also experiencing snowdrfit.

There have also been reports of some snow plows getting stuck in drifts in Hampton Bays (see photos).

The town is additionally requesting motorists don't take to the roads if they don't need to — and if residents need to use the roadways, they do so with care.

In an effort to help with snow removal, the state announced on Sunday morning that it is sending resources to Suffolk County, including 412 plow trucks and 731 operators.

In Westhampton Beach, village officials reported that as of Sunday morning, all roadways are clear and highway crews are still out — the village is fairing much better, officials said than many area roads to the west, such as Brookhaven where numerous residents report that their streets remain unplowed.

Parts of Long Island Expressway and Sunrise Highway also remain closed as crews work to clear snow.

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