02/15/15 4:18pm
02/15/2015 4:18 PM

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has issued a travel advisory for the East End effective immediately until further notice due to current weather conditions of high winds and drifting snow, according to a press release.

Suffolk County’s Department of Public Works has deployed its entire fleet to spread salt and sand along all county-maintained roadways and facilities, officials said.

County officials strongly encourage motorists to avoid driving on East End roads due to hazardous conditions.

“If traveling, motorists should be prepared for blowing and drifting snow and use extra caution,” the release states. “According to the National Weather Service, Suffolk County may experience hazardous wind chills Sunday night into Monday morning.”

02/15/15 7:00am

The advantages (or disadvantages) of social media include experiencing the sentiments of people in places where you once lived. I’m in Maine now, but in the last month I’ve experienced the devastation of my former friends and family back home on the North Fork. The feelings on the above-average snowfall have turned from fleeting enjoyment to abject horror. I’ve watched and listened with a particular interest as a person to whom several feet of snow has become not only normal, but a source of pure enjoyment.

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02/02/15 6:00pm
02/02/2015 6:00 PM

Riverhead School District officials have announced there will be a two-hour delay of classes Tuesday morning.

Shoreham-Wading River will also have a two-hour delayed opening.

Bishop McGann-Mercy High School will also be delayed by two hours Tuesday.

Riverhead Charter School will have a two-hour delay of classes Tuesday morning.

St. Isidore will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m.

Check back at riverheadnewsreview.com for updated information.

01/28/15 9:26am
01/28/2015 9:26 AM
Highway crews clear snow near Hulse Landing Road and Route 25A in Wading River Wednesday morning. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Highway crews clear snow near Hulse Landing Road and Route 25A in Wading River Wednesday morning. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Lingering flurries from Tuesday’s blizzard left a dusting of snow on Riverhead roadways Wednesday morning.

But, the dusting of less than an inch of snow didn’t phase the Riverhead Town Highway Department, Superintendent Gio Woodson said. (more…)

01/27/15 5:00pm
01/27/2015 5:00 PM
7-11 in Riverhead was open for business as the sun set on a day of snow cleanup across the region Tuesday. (Credit: Melanie Drozd)

7-11 in Riverhead was open for business as the sun set on a day of snow cleanup across the region Tuesday. (Credit: Melanie Drozd)

In New York City they called it a “snor’easter.”

In Nassau County, folks seemed more concerned about whether the Islanders and Rangers would be lacing up the skates at Nassau Coliseum tonight.

But here on the North Fork, we got hit with a blizzard that was pretty much as advertised, even if the aftermath won’t be as challenging as other recent storms.

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