UPDATE, 7:12 a.m.
The entire length of the Long Island Expressway is now open in both directions.
UPDATE, Monday, 6:45 a.m.
The westbound side of the Long Island Expressway is now open. The eastbound lanes are still closed between exits 57 and 73 for snow removal.
UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.
The Bridgehampton, Tuckahoe, Wainscott and Amagansett school districts will have a two-hour delayed opening on Monday.
UPDATE, 5:15 p.m.
The Southampton School District will be operating on a two-hour delayed opening on Monday. All buses will pick students up two hours after their regularly scheduled time.
Our Lady of the Hamptons will also have a two-hour delay on Monday. The first class will begin at 10:30 a.m.
The Pierson middle and high schools will start at 9:25 a.m. and the Sag Harbor Elementary School will start at 10:35 a.m. There will be no morning program at the Sag Harbor Elementary School and the morning pre-kindergarten is cancelled. Winter bus stops will be used. A list of stops can be found at www.sagharborschools.org.
UPDATE, 3:53 p.m.
The East Hampton, Springs, and Montauk school districts will all be operating with a two-hour delay on Monday.
UPDATE, Sunday 3:00 p.m.
The Eastport South Manor School District will remain closed tomorrow, Monday, February 11 due to ice and snow.
UPDATE, 11:30 a.m.
East Hampton Village Hall was used as a temporary shelter for one resident early Saturday morning, according to Village Administrator Larry Cantwell. Mary Grace Mullen of Buell Lane lost power on Friday night and went out to her car, with the engine running, to keep warm at 4 a.m. At 5 a.m., she called Mr. Cantwell at home, and he dug his own truck out of the snow, arriving at her house by 6 a.m.
Mr. Cantwell packed up Ms. Mullen and her two dogs and took them to East Hampton Village Hall, where he made coffee and sat with her until the shelter at East Hampton Town Hall opened at 10 a.m. and East Hampton Village Police could take her there.
UPDATE, Sunday, 7:30 a.m.
At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst lifted the state of emergency on the town that went into effect Friday evening, according to a press release issued by Town Police.
Although the order was lifted, town officials are still urging residents to stay off the roads in order to allow the highway department to continue plowing. If residents must drive, they are asked to reduce speed and only stay on roads that have been properly plowed. Plows are expected to continue working through Sunday.
Also, the Suffolk County Fire Rescue Office of Emergency Management is advising motorists that the Long Island Expressway will be closed in both directions from exit 57 to exit 73 on Sunday. The closure will be in effect from 7 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. for snow removal.
UPDATE, 9:40 a.m.
The South Fork was spared the heaviest snowfall from Friday night’s blizzard but was buffeted with some of the strongest winds, including some gusts that approached hurricane strength.
In Bridgehampton, National Weather Service observer Richard Hendrickson recorded 12 inches of snowfall. Totals were believed to be slightly less to the east and increased with each mile to the west. In Patchogue, more than 33 inches of snow fell. In Riverhead, a National Weather Service employee recorded 19 inches.
The highest wind gust recorded in the state came from a weather station on Plum Island, in Gardiners Bay, which recorded a 75 mile per hour gust at about 11 p.m. on Friday night. A 57 mile per hour gust was recorded in Hither Hills in Montauk. A Westhampton Beach weather station recorded a top gust of 47 miles per hour.
Snowfall had ended completely on the South Fork by about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
According to National Weather Service meteorologist John Murray, high pressure is expected to move over the area Saturday afternoon, bringing lighter winds and clear skies but also much lower temperatures. Lows on Saturday night could plunge into the teens and single digits.
UPDATE, 9:40 a.m.
Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst is urging residents not to drive on Saturday in order to give town highway personnel a chance to clear the roads. According to Ms. Throne-Holst, the town saw between 15 and 25 inches of snow during the night, with the northwestern areas being hardest hit.
“The highway crews are out there doing their job and they have been working around the clock since about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon,” Ms. Throne-Holst said. “But the snow is very heavy because it is so wet, it is going to take them a good long while to get this done.”