SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Snow is still piled as high as street signs on snowy Suffolk County as residents continue to dig out from the storm.

Road crews have been focusing on clearing side streets in towns and villages after two feet of snow was dumped on the eastern tip of Long Island.

“Probably 2,000 yards (of snow),” contractor Michael Jackowski told CBS2’s Andrea Grymes. “A lot of snow.”

In Smithtown, an industrial clean-up operation was carried out Thursday morning with front loaders removing mountains of snow from Main Street.

In Greenport, loaders also at work trying to clear the area enough for normal life to resume.

“Ridiculous, it’s like a ghost town — you can’t drive anywhere,” said Jessica DiMartino, manager of the Rhum Line restaurant in Greenport. “It’s been a mess.”

“Hopefully by the weekend we’ll be back the way we were,” a resident in North Fork told WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs.

In Southhold, town officials are trying to figure out where to put all the snow.

“Locating strategic spots throughout the town — town beaches town, town parks,” said town supervisor Scott Russell.

Meanwhile, Southampton and Amagansett schools are closed again Thursday as the clean up continues.

The New York region could see another round of snow Thursday night, but it’s expected to stay light.

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