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ICY SPOTS ON UNTREATED ROADS TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING The combination of light precipitation from late last night and this morning, along with sub freezing temperatures, may result in icy spots on area roadways. Motorists should exercise caution if traveling tonight into the Friday morning commute.

Town of Islip: Tuesday Winter Storm Update

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As of Noon on January 26th the town of Islip has been in a state of emergency.

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January 27, 2015 - Islip, NY - AS OF NOON ON JANUARY 26TH THE TOWN OF ISLIP HAS BEEN IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

  • WE ARE URGING RESIDENTS TO STAY OFF ALL ROADWAYS - PLOWING OPERATIONS WILL BE MORE EFFICIENT WITHOUT MOTORISTS ON THE ROADS
  • CARS CANNOT BE PARKED ON THE ROAD, AND MUST BE PARKED IN DRIVEWAYS OR ON THE LAWN. THIS IS ACCORDING TO TOWN CODE AND IS IN EFFECT FROM DEC. 15TH-MARCH 15TH, 3AM-6AM. CARS WILL BE TICKETED! HOWEVER, CARS ON LAWNS WILL NOT BE TICKETED DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY.
  • OUR CALL CENTER WAS ACTIVATED ON JAN. 26TH, AT 3PM, AND REMAINS OPEN AND OPERATIONAL. RESIDENTS SHOULD CALL 631-595-3595 FOR ALL SNOW CONCERNS UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTED

UPDATE ON OUR OPERATIONS:

  • Streets – Salted and Brined in advance of snow until yesterday morning, 1/26
  • Number of trucks deployed: roughly 150 Town pieces of equipment and 250 private contractors.
  • ALL TOWN ROADWAYS HAVE BEEN PLOWED AT LEAST ONCE and will be plowed again as the storm continues.
  • Staff of mechanics on-hand, working around the clock to repair equipment
  • We remain well-supplied with salt and sand

PLOWING PROCESS

  • Roads are plowed in the following order: Primary Roads (INCLUDING ALL MAIN ROADS AND ROADS THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR EMERGENCY ACCESS VEHICLES) then Secondary Roads; Tertiary Roads
  • We are working hard to identify any problem areas, particularly along our coastal communities and other inland neighborhoods that are prone to flooding

UPDATE AT MACARTHUR AIRPORT

  • No COMMERCIAL AND/OR GENERAL aviation flights are arriving or departing from the airport until until Wednesday, Jan. 28th, when both SW Airlines and US Airways plan to resume flights @ 11am
  • FAA tower is not currently operational; the Airport also remains closed so that plowing operations can continue so that runways are ready and clear when flights resume.
  • Passengers should call the airlines directly to get detailed information on their flights

FUTURE OF OPERATIONS

  • Plowing efforts will continue around the clock, with the goal of making ALL roadways in the Town of Islip passable for the health, safety and welfare of residents and motorists.