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"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,10:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

DEC Reopens Shellfishing Areas in Cold Spring Harbor

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Closures Were Implemented Last Week Following Sewage Bypass.

Oyster Bay, NY - May 30, 2014 - Shellfish harvesting in the normally certified (open) areas of Cold Spring Harbor, in the towns of Oyster Bay and Huntington, will again be permitted effective on Saturday, May 31, 2014, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.
 
DEC implemented temporary closures of Cold Spring Harbor and Oyster Bay Harbor on May 23 following a malfunction at the wastewater treatment plant in the Oyster Bay Sewer District which released approximately 125,000 gallons of partially treated sewage and sludge into Oyster Bay Harbor.
 
Based on a review of a dilution analysis and the results of its examination of water samples from Cold Spring Harbor, DEC determined that conditions that may make shellfish potentially hazardous to consumers are not present in that area.
 
Beginning at sunrise on Saturday, May 31, shellfish harvesting may resume in the following areas:
 
Town of Oyster Bay (north shore): All the normally certified areas in Cold Spring Harbor lying easterly of a line extending south of the stone house on Plum Point (Centre Island) to the northwesternmost point of land on Cove Point, on Cove Neck.
 
Town of Huntington: All the normally certified areas in Cold Spring Harbor lying easterly of a line extending south of the stone house on Plum Point (Centre Island) to the northwesternmost point of land on Cove Point, on Cove Neck.
 
However, the temporary closure remains in effect for all of Oyster Bay Harbor lying westerly of the line described above.
 
DEC will re-open the normally certified areas of Oyster Bay Harbor soon as possible based on the results of testing of shellfish samples that DEC plans to collect on Monday, June 2.
 
A recorded message advising harvesters of the status of temporary shellfish closures may be heard at (631) 444-0480. That message is updated during the course of the temporary closures. For a more detailed description of the closed area, call DEC's office of Marine Resources during normal business hours at (631) 444-0492. Additionally, information about temporary closures is available on DEC's website.

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