Supervisor Declares Snow Emergency In Hempstead

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The Hempstead supervisor has declared a snow emergency in response to the winter snowstorm. Town Supervisor Kate Murray said the severity of the storm created dangerous conditions.

“We have in excess of 12 inches and so we were really hit the hardest, I think, on Long Island. So we have lots of snow to push and we will check out the beach erosion going forward,” Murray said.

Murray requested residents to remove their cars from local roadways so that workers can plow and salt the roads as quickly as possible.

“Our guys have been working for 23 hours straight now, plowing the streets, so we’re making good head way but you know the fact is that even major roadways—like Old Country Road and Sunrise Highway—there’s still lots of people stuck on those major roads,” Murray said.

Murray also advised that residents who shovel driveways should place snow to the right of their driveway when facing the road. By doing so, residents can reduce the effect of having their driveways being “plowed-in” with snow after shoveling.

The town has also suspended its sanitation collection on Monday.

For more information on the snow emergency in Hempstead, visit its website here.

  • jimmy H.

    I’ve lived in Levittown for six years now and pay almost $9000 a year in taxes. Its Dec 29 at 730pm and my street has yet to be plowed. I am disgusted with the way the town of Hempstead is ran. The sanitation department, The police department (eighth pct.) and the parks department are all a joke.

  • lovlyn

    what is the number so I can have our blocked plowed PLEASE

  • Alyce Thomas

    What about Green Acres Rd in Valley Stream I see they’re plowing the Green Acres mall lots but what about the road cars and buses are stuck and can’t get out the road because of all the snow!!!! We need help back here, we are stuck in our Garden apts because of the road not being plowed.

  • Kelly KP

    @ 5:33 pm The whole Hempstead needs to be plowed from the parkway exits (exit 19) to the main streets to the side street!!! hello Kate Murray!!

  • Lynne

    EVERY house on my block put their cars in driveways. The snow plows loved my street and did it OVER AND OVER ALL NIGHT!!!

    It took years to train my neighbors — and I think they’re all happy with the results!
    — Oceanside

  • Carmela DiMartino

    Kate Murry should be ashamed of the work her employees are NOT doing. Plow has finally come down our street(Levittown) only for the truck to get stuck because of so much snow, driver picked up his plow and left the street WITHOUT plowing. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • William Keats

    Roydon Drive East in North Merrick (off Jerusalem Avenue between Bellmore Ave. and Merrick Ave. has not been plowed as yet (2:55 pm). When can we expect the TOH to plow our street?

  • Carmela DiMartino

    Kate Murray conveniently omitted to mention that MOST secondary streets have NOT been plowed once. I leave in Levittown, boardering Wantagh & Seaford and our streets are YET to be plowed ONCE.

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