Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko lifted the sale of alcohol in the town as of 1 p.m.
Using powers afforded him under the town's state of emergency, Lesko ordered the halt to alcohol sales at 11 p.m. Saturday following reports of loud "hurricane parties" in bars.
Lesko said by phone early Sunday morning that the town had received a number of complaints at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday from residents about the "hurricane parties." He had also heard that the Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri's call for bars to close at 10 p.m. was not being heeded.
Because of those issues, along with a surge of winds and rain in the area that started knocking down trees, Lesko said he wanted the streets cleared.
“I didn’t want people driving around in the town of Brookhaven under the influence,” he said.