Update below posted 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 28, 2022
WEATHER ALERT: The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Suffolk County that will be in effect beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022. The NWS forecast currently calls for 12-18 inches of snow throughout Babylon with high winds and white-out conditions likely Friday night and throughout the day on Saturday.
The Department of Emergency Management is advising residents to stay home and avoid all unnecessary travel Friday night and all day on Saturday. With high winds expected, we are also asking residents to secure any loose outdoor items on their property.
The Department of Public Works is at-the-ready with over 100 pieces of snow removal equipment fully-fueled and ready to go. Crews are now on standby and are ready to respond overnight as the snowfall begins to accumulate on roadways. As we make necessary preparations for our plowing efforts, please begin moving vehicles out of the street and into driveways.
With rapid snowfall rates, high winds and cold temperatures expected, we ask residents to keep in mind that snow removal will require several passes on all roadways, which may take an extended period of time. Clearing main roads to assist any first responders or emergency vehicles will be a top priority as our DPW crews work to keep up with what is expected to be a fast accumulating snowfall.
If you experience a power outage, please report it to PSEG Long Island by texting “OUT” to PSEGLI (773454). Downed wires MUST be called in to PSEG’s 24/7 phone line at 1-800-490-0075. More information here: https://www.psegliny.com/outages/waystoreportanoutage