The City of Long Beach and Town of Huntington declared official snow emergencies Sunday as Long Island got slammed with a blizzard that could bring up to 18 inches of snow and is set wreak havoc on the Monday morning commute.
In Long Beach, the snow emergency means vehicles in the city must be removed from designated snow emergency routes, which are first to be cleared by emergency crews. Vehicles parked on a snow emergency route during a declared snow emergency may be towed at the owner’s expense.
In Huntington, Supervisor Frank Petrone “has the power to close roads, appropriate necessary equipment from all sources and make necessary purchases without following the usual procedures,” according to a news release from the town.
“Among other things, it helps us put all town employees on notice that they might be needed at any time to assist in this effort, which should help in the scheduling of crews to ensure that all workers have adequate rest,” Petrone said.
**Long Beach snow emergency routes:
*West Beech Street from Nevada Avenue to Grand Boulevard
*West Park Avenue from Nevada Avenue to New York Avenue
*West Side of Maryland Avenue from Park Avenue to Beech Street
*West Side of J.J. Evans Boulevard from Park Avenue to Pine Street
*Shore Road from Long Beach Boulevard to Maple Boulevard
*East Pine Street from Neptune Boulevard to Curley Street
Parking on the Pine Street Canal bridges is strictly prohibited, and alternate side of the street parking is in effect.
**Provided by the City of Long Beach.