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.
Updates on school closings, delayed openings, early dismissals and event cancelations:
- The Riverhead Town Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled. The Planning Board meeting set for March 19 at 3 p.m. will now start at 2 p.m. instead.
- Riverhead Central School District is closed Thursday.
- Riverhead Country Day School is closed Thursday.
- Shoreham-Wading River School District is closed Thursday.
- St. David’s School in Riverhead is closed Thursday.
- St. Isidore School in Riverhead is closed Thursday.
- Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School is closed Thursday.
- Suffolk County Community College classes will resume at noon on Thursday.
Check back with riverheadnewsreview.com for up-to-date weather details.
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…)
Santos Aguilar walks along Sweezy Avenue Monday morning in Riverhead to look for shoveling work. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
6 A.M. Monday
More than six inches of snow fell across Riverhead Sunday into Monday creating hazardous conditions on the roads and forcing delayed openings of schools.
While the precipitation has stopped, winds of more than 20 miles per hour are expected for later this morning, which could create some drifty conditions on the roadways. (more…)
Updates on school closings, delayed openings, early dismissals and event cancellations:
The snow that has begun to fall across the North Fork might only add up to a couple inches, but the freezing rain that could follow might make travel difficult this evening, the National Weather Service has warned. (more…)