02/12/14 12:33pm
02/12/2014 12:33 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | County Legislator Kara Hahn introduced a bill aimed at examining the benefits of using beet-based brines, like the one above manufactured by East End Organics.

With snowfall totals soaring this winter season — and another storm on the way — area highway crews have been coating the roads with mixtures of salt and sand, but those mixtures are only so effective once temperatures dip below 20 degrees, according to town highway superintendents.  (more…)

02/11/14 5:20pm
02/11/2014 5:20 PM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | About 4 to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall Thursday.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | About 4 to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall Thursday.

The National Weather service has issued a winter storm watch, stating that anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow could hit the North Fork starting around midnight on Wednesday.

“The [Thursday] morning commute will have some impacts,” said David Stark, meteorologist with the NWS.

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02/05/14 8:05am
Carrie Miller photo | Plows pushing along Main Street about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Carrie Miller photo | Plows pushing along Main Street about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Update: Noon

Knock on wood.

The snow and ice storm has turned into mostly rain, or stopped altogether, which is helping to melt some of the snow that fell overnight in Riverhead Town.

“It’s not doing anything right now,” Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson said of the weather shortly after 11 a.m. “Supposedly it will change over to rain, but the temperatures are fluctuating right now. We might have rain, or a little snow, or a little bit in between.  I’m hoping for rain and that it will just stay warm enough to get rid of some of the snow.”

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