Wednesday morning weather and transportation update

02/02/2011 7:31 AM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | A frozen evergreen limb in Riverhead.


The National Weather Service in Upton has issued an ice storm warning that is in effect until 9 a.m. this morning.

The weather service said more than a half-inch of ice will accumulate on area roadways by mid-morning, making travel a nightmare for area drivers.

The precipitation is expected to continue through the afternoon, although temperatures have already begun to climb above freezing. A high of 39 degrees is expected for today.


The 7:30 a.m. Cross Sound Ferry departing Orient Point has been canceled and there will be no casino connections today. The Long Island Rail Road will be operating on a weekend schedule this morning.


Riverhead School District — Two-hour delay

St. Isidore School (Riverhead) — Closed

Bishop-McGann Mercy High School — Closed

Riverhead Charter School — Two-hour delay

St. David’s School — Two-hour delay, no a.m. Pre-K

Our Redeemer Lutheran School (Aquebogue) — Closed