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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01/27/15 3:00am

Father Piotr Narkiewicz and Father Robert Kuznik shovel the front steps of St. Isidore’s Church during a snowstorm earlier this year. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)

I stepped outside, shovel in hand, and eyed my very snow-worthy Jeep.

But I was overconfident.

As I began to dig into the white stuff, I soon realized I had underestimated the 10 or 12 feet I had to remove in order to actually access my car. Being the overeager newbie reporter that I am, I had unwittingly offered to take photos of the freshly fallen snow, aptly timed as the first task of my morning — or so I thought. (more…)

01/25/15 10:53am
01/25/2015 10:53 AM
Blizzard 2013 on Long Island

A Riverhead town truck with sand and plow on Pulaski Street during a 2013 blizzard. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

Update 10:30 p.m. Sunday: Suffolk County Community College has cancelled all classes for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Update 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging commuters to work from home Monday or plan to leave work early Monday because roads — including the Thruway, I-84 and the Long Island Expressway — and public transit networks, including: the LIRR, PATH, Metro North Railroad, and MTA subways and buses may be closed ahead of the evening commute.

Update 7 p.m. Sunday: Stony Brook University has cancelled all classes for Monday and Tuesday.

Update 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 

Riverhead could see between 20 to 30 inches of snow by Tuesday, according to a blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service.

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01/24/15 8:31am
01/24/2015 8:31 AM
A plow clears snow near the entrance to Wildwood State Park in Wading RIver Saturday morning. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

A plow clears snow near the entrance to Wildwood State Park in Wading River Saturday morning. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Riverhead Town residents awoke today, Saturday, to find about two inches of wet white snow had coated the outdoors overnight, though the snowfall had already turned to rain by daybreak.  (more…)

01/21/15 10:59am
01/21/2015 10:59 AM
Peconic River downtown Riverhead after a snowstorm last February.  (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Peconic River downtown Riverhead after a snowstorm last February. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Riverhead can expect about an inch of snowfall Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

But forecasters are tracking a storm that could blanket the area Saturday night into Sunday, said NWS meteorologist Brian Ciemnecki.  (more…)