Update (noon): Supervisor Sean Walter issued a travel advisory late Tuesday morning urging drivers to reduce speed if they have to travel today. Roads are slush covered, the advisory notes, and should improve with additional rain and higher temperatures. READ
The winter storm bearing down on the North Fork Tuesday may switch over to rain for brief periods tomorrow afternoon, causing the National Weather Service to cancel the blizzard watch. A winter storm warning, however, remains in effect starting at midnight Tuesday, the NWS said. READ
The Riverhead Town Board is considering increasing the penalty for those who fail to clear sidewalks of snow in front of their property, as required by town code. READ
Check back here for updates on school closings, delayed openings, early dismissals and event cancellations.
• Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School will be closed Friday.
• Peconic Community School will be closed Friday.
• Riverhead Charter School will be closed Friday.
• Riverhead school district will be closed Friday.
• Shoreham-Wading River school district will be closed Friday.
• St. David’s School will be closed Friday.
• St. Isidore School will be closed Friday.
UPDATE, SATURDAY 5:45 P.M.: The National Weather Service said snowfall total is predicted to hit 24 to 28 inches on Long Island, with 20 to 25 inches landing on the North and South Forks. The blizzard warning remains in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday.
Thinking that you really need to get out of the house? Think about this: you might get fined, and charged with a crime, if you decide to take a drive. READ
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter issued a winter storm event for Riverhead Town beginning at midnight and running until noon Sunday as a nor’easter bears down on the East Coast bringing blizzard conditions. READ
This winter season’s first nor’easter could bring blizzard conditions — heavy snow, strong gusts of wind and limited visibility — on Saturday, according to the latest weather forecasts from the National Weather Service.
But as for the snow totals themselves? You can most likely breathe a sigh of relief. READ