A public hearing on air-traffic restrictions at East Hampton Airport intended to reduce noise has been postponed for a week due to weather.
East Hampton Town officials announced Thursday morning that the hearing, originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, would be held on March 12 at the same time.
Officials said the hearing was pushed back "because of the significant snowstorm that hit the region overnight, making for treacherous travel."StoryChopper plan critics: Rich will go elsewhereStoryZeldin: Cut helicopter noise by Memorial Day
The hearing is expected to draw hundreds of residents from across the East End to LTV Studios in Wainscott. The March 12 hearing is scheduled to be held at the same location.
Town board members proposed a package of noise-mitigating airport rules last month, including a summer weekend ban on helicopters, nighttime curfews on flights and a one-trip-per-week limit on some aircraft in the summer.
The regulations are designed to address decades of noise complaints related to traffic at the airport, a busy hub for travelers to the Hamptons. The rules face opposition from helicopter pilots and other business interests tied to the airport.