NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four days after a massive snowstorm, many snow-weary residents on Long Island say their neighborhoods have yet to see any major plowing.
Residential roads in portions of Brookhaven, Huntington, Smithtown, Islip and Ronkonkoma still remain covered in snow and ice after Friday’s storm dumped up to 30 inches of snow on Suffolk County.
“None, not a plow yet,” said Ronkonkoma resident Mike Dubois. “It’s amazing. There’s really no excuse for it.”
“This is a nightmare. It is a disaster,” said Islip resident Mark Donato. “There is no way to get to my street. Nothing has been plowed and what has been plowed has turned to ice.”
Plows and snow removal equipment from other parts of the state are still on the ground in Suffolk clearing away the piles of snow.
“We’ve got dozens of assets throughout the towns, we have nearly 100 assets in the town of Brookhaven at the state level trying to assist the town of Brookhaven, getting those streets open. People have every right to be frustrated,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall. “We’re throwing everything that the state has now into townships and Brookhaven, particularly, to assist them.”
Bellone said in his years of public service, he cannot remember a storm clean-up effort like this.Comments