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Village: Stay off Roads, Flooding Possible During Blizzard

A snow emergency preparedness notice from Port Jefferson village.

As you probably know, the County of Suffolk is under a Blizzard Warning for Friday through Sunday Morning. High Winds and Snow accumulation of 12 inches or more is expected. Additionally, the National Weather Service has predicted minor to moderate flooding on various portions of the county’s shoreline communities including Port Jefferson. Surge estimates are from 3-5 feet during the high tide on Friday afternoon/evening.   

Please be aware that the Inc. Village of Port Jefferson Port Jefferson is prepared for this emergency and the DPW will do its best to stay ahead of the storm and plow the roads when it is safe to do so.

Mayor Garant, the Board of Trustees and Village Staff want to assure the safety and wellbeing of the Village residents and workers during the storm and in the aftermath of the storm. You are strongly advised to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary! This will allow the Village plows and emergency vehicles the ability to clear the streets properly and ensure the safety of the General Public. The Village Code Enforcement Bureau will be out patrolling the Village and enforcing Public Safety. Should you need Code assistance please call them at 774-0066.

Please make sure the following points are adhered to: 

  • Once the snow accumulation has reached 2 inches, a State of Emergency will exist and per the Village Code, all cars parked on a Snow Emergency Street should be removed from those streets. Cars that remain parked there are subject to summons and could be towed at the owner’s expense. Prohibition of parking shall continue for a period of 12 hours from the cessation of the snow.

(To view a complete list of the Snow Emergency Streets, please refer to Section 245-68 – Schedule XX of the Village Code which can be found at the Village Website – www.portjeff.com)

  • Store Owners and Home Owners are reminded, per section 215-12 of the Village Code (Village Website – www.portjeff.com), of their obligation to clear the snow off the adjoining sidewalks within 4 hours of the cessation of the snow. For those properties that lie in the Business Improvement District – the Village and BID have contracted with a company to clear the snow off the sidewalks on the following streets – Main Street ( From the Harbor to the Train Tracks –both sides), East Main (Both Sides), West Broadway (From Main Street to Barnum Ave.) East Broadway (from Main to East Main – both sides), Arden Place (Both Sides), Mill Creek, Barnum Ave. (Both Sides), Maple Place ( From Main Street to Rosener Place) Old Post Road West (on the North side, from the High School to Brook Road), Perry Street (Both Sides), Linden Place (Both Sides). The contactor will make one pass when the snow ceases. The property owner is responsible to make sure that sidewalks stay clear of all snow and ice.
  • If there is a Fire Hydrant in front of your home, for safety reasons please make sure it is clear of any snow/ ice so the Port Jefferson Fire Department can gain easy access.
  • To report an electric outage to LIPA: Call 1-800-490-0075. When reporting an outage, please use the option of providing a phone number so that LIPA can call you back with service restoration updates. For more LIPA information please refer to their web site - www.lipower.org
  • For information on the storm - http://www.weather.gov/
  • If you are experiencing an emergency that needs the assistance of SCPD please call 911.
Mels Ditties February 08, 2013 at 02:28 PM
the Village and BID have contracted with a company to clear the snow off the sidewalks on the following streets – Main Street ( From the Harbor to the Train Tracks –both sides), A HUGE Blizzard sized THANK YOU to the town & BID for setting this up again...Gracias. Muy agradecido
diamond February 08, 2013 at 04:05 PM
The village residents who put their leaves in the street after the leaf pick up program was over should be fined for doing so. The snow plows will not be able to plow the whole street which will cause hazardous conditions where there should be none. Diamond

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