Update, 6:15 p.m.: The winter storm warning that was in effect for the North Fork has been canceled.
Forecasters said the area is only in for 2 to 5 inches of snow Saturday night, and issued a winter weather advisory instead for northeastern Suffolk County. The National Weather Service initially said the area would get 4 to 7 inches of snow.
Riverhead Town Hall was closed during last Thursday’s snowstorm, as were many local businesses due to more than a foot of snow on the ground.
But Town Board members still met at Town Hall with members of Triple Five Ventures and Luminati Aerospace about plans to purchase more than 1,000 acres of town-owned land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton for $40 million. READ
In the Riverhead area Friday morning, residents were out early trying to get out from under over a foot of snow that Thursday’s blizzard dumped on the East End. READ
While the snowfall is over, frigid temperatures and windy conditions will make for an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous next few days. READ
Update 7:30 p.m.: Riverhead Highway Superintendent George ‘Gio’ Woodson said his department has plowed most of the roads in town, but the biggest issues remains farm roads like Sound Avenue, Reeves Avenue, Doctors Path and Peconic Bay Boulevard, where the snow blows back into the roads even after its been plowed. (more…)
Schools in the Riverhead area will be closed on Thursday. A blizzard warning is in effect, starting 1 a.m. on Thursday, and 8 to 12 inches or more are expected to fall across the East End. READ
Jan. 3, 3:45 p.m.: A blizzard warning is in effect for the East End from 1 a.m. on Thursday to Friday. READ
Update, Jan. 2, 4:55 p.m.: Thursday’s snow storm could bring near-blizzard conditions to the East End, the National Weather Service said Tuesday afternoon. READ