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Posted on: January 21, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Supervisor Schaffer Urges Caution as Winter Storm Nears

Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer would like to remind residents to be cautious as Long Island prepares for the oncoming winter storm. Areas within the Town of Babylon are expected to experience freezing temperatures, high winds and snowfall that could reach ten to fourteen inches. Because of these blizzard-like conditions, Supervisor Schaffer strongly urges residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

The Town of Babylon's Department of Public Works will be working at maximum capacity with 120 plows deployed throughout the Town and has more than 3,000 tons of salt and sand in stock to address road conditions. Despite these efforts, road conditions may continue to be poor due to the heavy winds and freezing temperatures that have created dangerous drifts, icy roads and extremely poor driving conditions. Travel should be avoided whenever possible as roads remain very icy and dangerous. Once snow and winds die down, it may take hours for driving conditions to be safe once again.

For storm-related questions and inquiries, please call 311. If you have lost power, please contact PSEG at (631) 755-6900.

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