A blizzard dumped snow over the region Sunday, reeking havoc with Holiday travel plans and making travel on the roads dangerous. While the is reporting no accidents at this time it's still dangerous to drive.
"Stay home," was the advice of an unnamed officer on duty.
The constable office is reporting that the sanders are out taking care of the village roads and that traffic is light. Even so the village has a full compliment of officers working the storm.
Down at on Route 347, they are completely out of snow shovels but they have plenty of ice melt as of 2:00 p.m.
"We have a few hundred bags of ice melt in the building," said Gabe, an assistant manager at the store.
He said that they will not be getting any shovels today but expect some more to be in by Wednesday. That may be too late for most residents looking to dig out of this storm. The store is trying to get snow blowers.
"We're working on getting snow throwers later on," "We don't know when."
If you're looking Lowe's Home Improvement in Stony Brook says they are sold out of shovels and snow blowers but they still had ice melt as of noon.
The Home Depot in East Setauket is also sold out of shovels. This afternoon they stil had ice melt, rock salt and calcium chloride pellets.
Laura Blake, manager of ACE Hardware in East Setauket had some advice for those who have to dig out of the snow themselves.
"Shovel continuously," she said. "Keep going out there and don't wait 'till it builds up."
She also suggested some items that are vital to safety if you must drive around in the snow. Keep an ice scraper, a shovel, a blanket, and a fully powered phone with you at all times.