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Day 4: How Are Your Roads?

Town has explained problems plows faced, pledged passable roads by Tuesday.

Heavy snow, nearly three-feet high. Plows breaking under the strain. Roads icing over. All reasons the Town of Smithtown has given to explain why the huge task of clearing area streets following last Friday's blizzard has taken four days.

So how's it looking out there now?

We took a drive through town earlier, and the major arteries were definitely passable, though drivers should be careful when driving over the bumpy patches of ice that still cling to the asphalt in places.

Vecchio pledged Monday roads would be passable by the end of day, which he described to mean just good enough to get a car down the road.

Meanwhile, Smithtown schools opened Tuesday, after closing Monday due to the state of the roads.

Please let us know in the comments how your road looks today. You can also upload photos to this post.

Barbara February 12, 2013 at 02:57 PM
my street was plowed about 45 minutes after i started complaining to my cousin Lea Tyrell on her facebook page about not being plowed.
John C. Furey February 12, 2013 at 03:10 PM
I live in Selden, For all Town of Brookhaven Officials in Hiding, Thats also in Brookhaven! There should be a Movement by The Govonor or Bellones offices to do a through Investigation of the Roads & Transportation Division in Brookhaven, They are Inept! It's now Tuesday, 9AM and my street and many others that are located between Dare Road and North Bicycle Path, down towards Hawkins Road, (both sides of road ) that Have Not Been PLOWED. I called them at 5:AM, The Towns offices are CLOSED, It's a Holiday, Not for the People trapped at home in your town! We are starting a grass roots movement, a Web Site is being ready and i URGE all Voters to climb aboard and Vote everone in office currently OUT next Election, Clean House. Look on Facebook and also here where we will be posting their names, home addresses and additional information from Kathleen Walsh, husband and son who all work for town, How did they arrange that i wonder, to the Supervisior., They should all be Ashamed of their non performance
Dave M. February 12, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Great job by the Village of Nissequogue!! Roads were cleared down to blacktop by Saturday morning. They started plowing Friday afternoon and continued plowing until the snow stopped. They kept up with it, so the village roads were merely wet on Saturday and were a full two lanes wide. Head of the Harbor should take a lesson from Nissequogue. Even Moriches Road (a main road) was practically impassable by Sunday. The side roads hadn't seen a plow. Terrible job.
James Partlow February 12, 2013 at 05:36 PM
All this proves is the total incompetence of Suffolk County politicians.
new guy February 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Why does everything here become a political debate? Oh I know the republicans did a snow dance then told all municipal emloyees to spin their tires until they get stuck.

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