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Feb 3, 2014 6:50 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Monday Storm Dumps Up To 7 Inches, Schools Delay Openings On Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 1:32 PM

UPDATES: 10 p.m.

As much as 7 inches of snow fell across the South Fork on Monday. Most local school districts have announced delayed openings for Tuesday morning because of expectations of icy roadways. Another winter storm is expected to sweep across the region on Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, bringing as much as two to three additional inches of snowfall.

UPDATE: 9:30 a.m.

Southampton Town Hall will be closed all day Monday due to the snow storm. The Southampton Town Trustees meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. has been postponed.

Original Story:

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Long Island, including the South Fork, calling for 5 to 8 inches of snow, continuing through 7 p.m. Monday.

A mix of light rain and snow was expected to change quickly to all snow around daybreak. The snow was forecast to be heavy at times, particularly during the morning and early afternoon hours.

Visibilities were expected to be a quarter-mile or less.

Travel was expected to be hazardous due to snow covered roadways.

Widespread power outages are not anticipated, but if any occur, they should be reported to PSE&G at 800-490-0075, or by texting OUT, to 773454. All emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1.

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Oy! So done with this snow.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 14 11:34 AM
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"Perfectly normal to have a snow storm follow a 50 degree day."

It would be a rain day if it were 33 degrees, which is only 17 degrees off yesterday's high. It's really not that unusual. . .

Btw, keep posting links and you'll keep getting modded.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 14 2:53 PM
Wow I wish I had a job at the overworked Town Hall .I had to go to work today on the same roads that town workers use.Will they be paid or was 4 inches of snow an EMERGENCY.Great work if you can get it.I heard they are closed again tomorrow.May be we should have a part time Town Hall and save some tax payers money....its the ethical thing to do.
By Etians rd (542), Southampton on Feb 3, 14 5:57 PM
The roads this morning were really slippery, even with new all-season tires. It was prudent to cancel today IMO, but what's up with tomorrow off too?
By PBR (4952), Southampton on Feb 3, 14 6:19 PM
When Supervisors ask for people to stay off the roads so they can be plowed - it's hypocritical to expect non-essential personnel to come into work. They're certainly not closed tomorrow.

That being said - it wasn't anything that can't be handled by the average person and if you aren't comfortable traveling to work than call in sick.

Let's see if they will get a bonus day off in the summer to thank the employees for all of their "hard work" during the various snow storms - ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 14 7:39 PM
As of approx. 3-4 PM (depending on reporting location time stamp), Suffolk County received 4-8" which is pretty much in line with the NWS forecast map's call for 6-8" with less on the East End.

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=OKX&product=PNS
By PBR (4952), Southampton on Feb 3, 14 6:03 PM
Did some work today. Roads were bad. If the beer place was closed so can be Town Hall...
By lirider (288), Westhampton Beach on Feb 3, 14 8:15 PM
Town offices will have a delayed 2 hr opening Tuesday. When Town offices are closed or delayed, it is not only for the safety of staff, also for the community members who would be otherwise on the road to travel to Town offices. It is about safety, and the more people stay OFF the roads, the better we all are.
By Shinnecock Hills family (59), Southampton on Feb 3, 14 10:38 PM
ALERT ALERT.Iff you have any business with Town Hall they should roll in around 12 noon and leave at 4.I expect they will be closed tomorrow we are expecting a little snow.We are having some more on Sunday night.who knows when they open again.For me show up and work or no pay..I expect the Town workers and OFFICIALS will get FULL pay and a bonus day off in the Summer for NOT coming to work.
By Etians rd (542), Southampton on Feb 4, 14 10:36 AM
Why do we employ NONESSENTIAL WORKERS??!!
By bigfresh (4594), north sea on Feb 4, 14 11:10 AM
Just when you thought there were no dumb questions...
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Feb 4, 14 11:16 AM
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Did it occur to you that perhaps "essential workers" means "essential to the everyday function and operation of the Town" (i.e., cops, highway workers, management) and that "non-essential workers" refers to people whose piecemeal absence can be dealt with but whose elimination would result in a severe loss of services for residents?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 14 11:55 AM
Yesterday town was packed with people driving around. I'm sure plenty of them were town workers. Amazing how five inches of snow closes town hall. Imagine if we had a real emergency.
By chief1 (2790), southampton on Feb 4, 14 8:40 PM
How can you be sure of that, Chief?
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 14 10:12 PM
Cuz he's the Chief of Everything
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 14 12:32 PM