A Riverhead highway crew begins patching potholes along Sound Avenue Wednesday morning. The workers said this year is the worst they can remember. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Hopefully, the suspension of your car is ready this spring because 2015 is shaping up to be the worst year for potholes in a long time.
“It’s twice as bad as I’ve ever seen it,” said Riverhead Highway Superintendent George “Gio” Woodson.
The town’s employees are scrambling to fill in potholes — large and small and numbering up to 5,000 — across town that were cratered in a snowy and frigid February, according to Mr. Woodson.
The crews are focusing on main roads first, moving to secondary roads and then finally streets in housing developments. (more…)
The beginning of spring brought several inches of snow along with it. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
The first day of spring looked an awful lot like winter. Yes, the white stuff kept falling Friday night into Saturday morning, blanketing the East End.
On social media, people captured what would (hopefully) be the last snow of the season. (more…)
A plow clears snow on Main Road Friday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
As snow began to fall across the North Fork this afternoon, Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter declared a Winter Storm Emergency, urging residents to use caution when driving on slick roads. (more…)
Snow is expected to start falling around noon Friday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Friday marks the beginning of spring, but it certainly won’t feel that way on the North Fork. (more…)
The National Weather Service is reporting between five to seven inches of snow accumulated on the North Fork during Thursday’s storm.
Here are the latest snowfall totals posted at 4:48 p.m.:
• Mattituck had 7 inches of snow as of 4 p.m.
• Riverhead had 6.9 inches of snow as of 3:39 p.m.
• Wading River had 6.5 inches of snow as of 3 p.m.
• Jamesport had 5.3 inches of snow as of 2:15 p.m.
Cars make their way trough a snowy downtown Riverhead Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter declared a winter storm emergency beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday as snow that began in the early morning hours continued to fall steadily.
Though there’s been concern about dwindling supplies, Riverhead Town received 85 tons of salt yesterday, Mr. Walter said.
“That will get us through this storm,” he said, adding the town has 700 additional tons of salt on the way.
Up to 7 inches of snow is expected overnight Wednesday into Thursday night. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
By the time this next round of winter weather moves out late Thursday, the East End can expect to see up to 7 more inches of snow on the ground, according to the National Weather Service.
Up to 9 inches of snow could fall overnight Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
East Enders can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow Tuesday afternoon and even more Wednesday night into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (more…)