'Outraged' Civic Uses Facebook To Assemble List of Unplowed Streets

Using social media, the Port Jefferson Station-Terryville Civic Association directed anger into action.

Anger and frustration at the lack of snow-clearing in Port Jefferson Station spilled over into social media this past weekend as thousands connected to kvetch about Brookhaven Town’s poor response.

Despite an online form made available to report problem streets, whole neighborhoods have gone untouched for days. Brookhaven Town Counciman Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld fired off an angry email to Supervisor Ed Romaine and Acting Superintendent of Highways Michael Murphy saying that there was “a complete and systematic breakdown” in response to the blizzard.

The Port Jefferson Station-Terryville Civic Association also took to social media on Sunday on the group’s Facebook page lauding the councilman’s email.

“Thank you Steve for stepping up for Port Jefferson Station-Terryville and the rest of the district that you represent,” began a status message that appeared on the civic’s Facebook page on Sunday.

The group also decided to utilize its reach on social media and organize public anger into something concrete. It asked residents to list streets not yet cleared.

On its page, the civic pulled no punches in expressing residents’ frustrations.

“Outrage and disgust are the sentiments resonating throughout Port Jefferson Station and Terryville (as well as many other communities) for the neglect and disregard of all residents who have yet to see a plow on their streets as of 6 p.m. Sunday evening over two days after the storm hit,” the message said.

To the east, Sound Beach Civic Association President Bea Ruberto expressed disappointment in the town's response to local roads as well. The group was forced to cancel a Monday night Meet the Candidates meeting between Highway Superintendent candidates Assemblyman Daniel Losquadro and Councilwoman Kathleen Walsh.

The PJTCA said that after roads were cleared that would be the time to “discuss what went wrong and what measures are going to be taken to prevent such mismanagement and misuse of our tax dollars going forward.”

In the meantime, it asked people to post the names of their streets yet to be cleared to be included in an email being sent that night to Acting Superintendent of Highways Murphy.

The complete list of streets  – forwarded in an email to Patch –  that residents had reported as unplowed as of 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night in Port Jefferson Station, Terryville and surrounding communities in Brookhaven Town is published below. Is your street on this list?

  • 10th St, Ronkonkoma
  • Adamson St, Selden
  • Adamson St, Selden
  • Aleisha Ln, PJS
  • Andover Dr, PJS
  • Ardmer Rd, PJS
  • Ashley Ct, PJS
  • Atlantic Ave, PJS
  • Barraud Dr, PJS
  • Bates Dr, PJS
  • Bayview Rd, PJS
  • Beach Ave, PJS
  • Belford Ln, PJS
  • Biscayne Ave, Selden
  • Blackberry Ln, Center Moriches
  • Block Blvd, PJS
  • Borkel Rd, Ronkonkoma
  • Bradley Dr, Shoreham
  • Broadhurst St, PJS
  • Buckskin Ln, Selden
  • Canterbury Dr, Coram
  • Champlain St PJS
  • Chardonnay Dr, Coram
  • Charm City, PJS 
  • Charter Rd, Selden
  • Church St, PJS
  • Clinton St, PJS
  • Clymer St, PJS
  • Colgate St, PJS
  • Comerford St, PJS
  • Conklin Ave, Selden
  • Continental Ave, Centereach
  • Crown St, PJS
  • Cully St, PJS
  • Custom Ln, PJS
  • Davidia Ln, Stony Brook
  • Dean St, PJS
  • Deville Drive, Selden
  • Dillon Ave, PJS
  • Douglas St, PJS
  • Douglaston Rd, Sound Beach
  • Elizabeth Ln, PJS
  • Elk Ln, Setauket,
  • Entire Birchwood Development
  • Erie St, PJS
  • Fairlane Dr, Selden
  • Fairway Dr, Middle Island
  • Farner Ave, Selden
  • Farnham Pl, PJS
  • Federal Ln Coram
  • Fradelos St, PJS
  • Gaymore Rd, PJS
  • Glenwood Ave, Miller Place
  • Gould Rd, Centereach
  • Grand St, PJS
  • Groton Dr, PJS
  • Grove St, PJS
  • Harmony Dr, PJS
  • Hedda Rd, PJS
  • Hickory St, PJS
  • Hilldale Ave, Miller Place
  • Huron St, PJS
  • Hurtin St, PJS
  • Iowa Ave, PJS
  • Jams Dr, PJS (also reporting a large tree blocking the road)
  • Jarvin Rd, PJS
  • Joanna Pl, PJS
  • John St, PJS
  • John St, Selden
  • Junard, PJS
  • Keewaydin Circle, PJS
  • Kensington Way, PJS
  • Kesmet St, Centereach
  • Lamport Ave, PJS
  • Lilac Ln, PJS
  • Lincoln, PJS
  • Locust Dr, Rocky Point
  • Locust Dr, Rocky Point
  • Loebel St, Selden
  • Long St, Lake Grove
  • Lowery Ave, Lake Grove
  • Magnolia Dr, PJS
  • Maple Pl, Selden
  • Maple St, PJS
  • Marl Ct, Selden
  • Marlo Rd, Selden
  • Maryann Ave, PJS
  • Miller Ave, PJS
  • Montclair St, PJS
  • Monterey Ln, Centereach
  • Monterey Ln, Centereach
  • Montrose, PJS
  • Morton St, PJS
  • Narcissus Rd, Rocky Point
  • Natures Ln, Miller Place
  • Newport Dr, PJS
  • Norwalk Ln, PJS
  • Nostrand Ave, PJS
  • Nostrand Ave, Selden 
  • Ontario St, PJS
  • Park Ave, Miller Place
  • Park St, Mt. Sinai
  • Parkridge Circle, PJS
  • Parnet Ct, PJS
  • Picket Ln, Centereach
  • Powderhorn Ln, Selden
  • Quaker Ln, Selden
  • Quaker Ln, Selden
  • Redwood Ln, S. Setauket,
  • Rhetta Ln, PJS
  • Rhetta Ln, PJS
  • Richard Ave, Lake Ronkonkoma
  • Riveria Dr, Selden
  • Rockhall Ln, Rocky Point
  • Rodney St, PJS
  • Roe Ave, PJS
  • Rosemont Ave, Farmingville
  • Ross St, PJS
  • Route 112, Coram
  • Sandy Ln, Selden
  • Sharon St, PJS
  • Sharon St, PJS
  • Shenandoah, PJS
  • Stuyvesant Ct, PJS
  • Stuyvesant Dr, PJS
  • Superior St, PJS
  • Talbot Ln, Selden
  • Tap St, PJS
  • The entire W section in Coram
  • Thomas St, Coram
  • Thunder Rd, Miller Place
  • Tulip Dr, PJS
  • Union St, PJS
  • Urban Dr, Selden
  • Viceroy Pl, PJS
  • Wall St, PJS
  • Wayside Ln, Selden
  • Wellsley Ln, Coram
  • Wenmore Rd, PJS
  • West Broadway, PJS
  • Westbrook Rd, Coram
  • Willoughby, PJS
  • Wilson St, Centereach
  • Wilson St, Centereach
  • Winston Ln, PJS
  • Wisconsin Ct, PJS
  • Woodhull cul d sac, PJS
  • Woodlawn Rd, Rocky Point
  • Wyanet St, Selden
  • Wyckoff Ave, PJS
  • Wyckoff Ave, PJS
  • Wyoming Ave, PJS
  • Yale St, PJS
  • Yava St, PJS
Earl February 11, 2013 at 03:50 PM
It is great to see it all compiled, but still where are the answers, and where is Ed Romaine?!?!?!?!
Mels Ditties February 11, 2013 at 04:24 PM
I believe that Romaine is in Florida (according to someone's post yesterday)... Answers?...Not gonna happen...Not the truth anyway...We have become a society where taking responsibility & accountability for one's duties is no longer necessary...
heidi wiese February 11, 2013 at 04:29 PM
I think the street should get together and hire ,the town are only human.
Mels Ditties February 11, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Our taxes have already paid for these services!....The town failed, big time....
Jeffrey Feuer February 11, 2013 at 05:05 PM
we pay taxes for...........? How about next time the town does nothing and alots each neighborhood a certain amount of money to do it themselves.In the meantime they are expected to fulfill there side of the arrangement. If this was a small business that forgot about you or decided to put you later on there list they would expect to get fired or at least pulled from the job. I have not seen but 1 plow in my neighborhood. And that was on friday. I understand that cars blocking the road made it difficult but that was yesterdays news. Now I just dont get it.
steve coss February 11, 2013 at 05:12 PM
add audrey st to your list
Earl February 11, 2013 at 05:47 PM
I see a whole bunch of state trucks sitting idle at the facility on Hallock. Been there a good half hour now.
Scott Lindsay February 11, 2013 at 07:53 PM
A post on News 12 by one of the private hire plows that the town uses gives a telling story about why my neighbors and I had to clear the street ourselves: "it snowed 26 inches in 2009 and nothing like this!!we dont plow for Town of Brookhaven anymore 3 yrs ago they tripled the amount of ins u would need and it was way toooo steep for my blood and 100s of others so they lost many hire ons but didnt care because it hadnt really snowed now we have a storm and I am shocked at how bad our rds are" comment posted on: Brookhaven Deputy Supervisor Panico: Unplowed roads 'unacceptable' longisland.news12.com
Yesenia February 11, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Add Grand Avenue,Port Jefferson Station to the list..why are we paying such high taxes when I can't even get out of my f***in driveway to get to work!!!
moethegrass February 11, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Not a peep from Republican Romaine and Democrat Bellone. Are they even in Suffolk County.
Mels Ditties February 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Ahhh...that makes sense....Sux tho'...so many people NEED to earn money and could be doing so right now, but for insurance requirements that they can't afford...ahhhhh
Elizabeth February 12, 2013 at 03:25 AM
Bellone only goes on WBAB to discuss so he can't get too many questions. We all pay extraordinary amounts in taxes for Brookhaven to get no results. Lets stop paying for our representation and all get together and vote "like old days". Let's make them really work for it if they want there paychecks, just like the rest of us!!
Loretta Simckowitz February 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM
If the average TOB highway employee only received 2 to 3 hours of sleep over the weekend where have they been working? We have a substantial list of streets that have not been plowed. I have yet to see a TOB plow or sand truck. Poor management trickles downward. I would like to see accountability on all levels. Give us a list of streets that you say have been plowed and let's compare. I feel like I'm paying for a service I never received
Lisa B February 12, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Terryville Rd in Port Jeff Station near 347 is still not properly plowed, though I just saw a plow going down it with the plow up doing nothing. I tried to drive to work and had to turn around. I was afraid I would get stuck or worse. I really don't understand this.
My3Girls February 12, 2013 at 02:06 PM
Add Seneca Court- we have 1 path due to a neighbor but there is no way we can get mail and garbage pick up. They won't make it out and there are houses in the court that can't get out.
Fred February 12, 2013 at 02:39 PM
our street was plowed but by local residents, and its still not acceptable by any means (though I am thankfully for those neighbors that did it). For Ed Romaine to be "missing" is UNACCEPTABLE. I can understand the difficulty getting back to LI, but shouldn't the Town Super have access to a phone if not skype? Not to mention, the guy just got elected, not even a month on the job and he takes a vacation? If California can recall their Gov can't we recall a Super.
Mels Ditties February 12, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Overnight work done: 25a from Mt Sinai to William Floyd ..yesterday spotty, this am almost 100% clear... William Floyd from 25A to 25 (Middle Country Rd) ..yesterday one lane (mostly the right shoulder...this AM two clear lanes, snow totally plowed... Canal Rd (PJS) from Rt83 to Rose St (112)...yesterday HORRIBLE...the hard hard ice clumps...undriveable ...vehicles just bumping down the road, bouncing all over... this AM...Canal cleared overnight...passable now.... What is REALLY confusing me are the never ending plows on my street....South of Canal, Mt Sinai ave S, Pritch Cres, Clark Rd, Day St...they came thru on the first night of the storm and haven't stopped since...went to sleep last night with them coming thru (around 1am) and woke this morning (about 830am) to them again....they've been through about 3 times since...there is nothing left to plow...They are cleaning corners and blocking driveways...I am totally perplexed as to why they aren't going to the unplowed streets...All of them seem to be contractors and not town trucks...Talk about bad supervision/planning.....
Anthony Rotoli February 12, 2013 at 04:23 PM
tony r as of today tuesday february 12,2013 terryville rd is still a disaster from Norwood ave to 112 also armair is not much better
Britannic1 February 12, 2013 at 04:23 PM
In the 23 years I've lived on Block Blvd in PJS this is the first snow storm that the local contractors, hired by the town, were not out plowing our side streets during the storm to keep the accumulation down. The first plow we've seen came down Block Blvd Monday around noon time. This was followed later by a front end loader that cleared away most all the snow where they could. Over the years we've had storms that were equal in intensity to the one we just had and we have NEVER not had the roads plowed. It's time for some major accountability from Town of Brookhaven!
Annie Gurl February 12, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Thanks to the man who helped me out on Columbia Street this morning...it wasn't plowed...what a mess. Hallock is fine; Route 112 is fine. There were more than 25 NYS snow removal vehicles headed up Route 112 as I was heading south to work this AM, so hopefully everyone will be out of this mess today.
Lisa B February 12, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Just heard from co-workers that Belle Meade Rd. in East Setauket is also still a mess.
Scott Lindsay February 12, 2013 at 06:47 PM
A post on News 12 by one of the private hire plows that the town uses gives a telling story about why my neighbors and I had to clear the street ourselves: "it snowed 26 inches in 2009 and nothing like this!!we dont plow for Town of Brookhaven anymore 3 yrs ago they tripled the amount of ins u would need and it was way toooo steep for my blood and 100s of others so they lost many hire ons but didnt care because it hadnt really snowed now we have a storm and I am shocked at how bad our rds are" posted at: Brookhaven Deputy Supervisor Panico: Unplowed roads 'unacceptable' longisland.news12.com
crookhaven February 12, 2013 at 10:38 PM


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