Schools to Remain Closed After Storm
Schools across Long Island will be closed for a second day after a Thursday snowstorm. Many government offices announced schedule changes as well.
Friday's forecast was for a high of 18 degrees, with wind from the northwest gusting to 40 miles per hour on the East End, making it feel as low as 5 below zero. Road conditions were expected to be poor, with blowing snow and ice. On Twitter, the East Hampton Village Police Department said that the lowest temperatures in several years were expected and that residents should stay indoors whenever possible.
Biting cold is expected to continue through Saturday night.
In East Hampton Town, Town Hall and other facilities were put on a two-hour delayed opening schedule, as were town offices in Southold.
Southampton Town announced that is offices and its waste transfer stations would not open Friday. Residents with a storm-related emergency were told to phone 631-728-3400.
East Hampton Village, Sagaponack Village, and Sag Harbor Village had not announced any schedule changes as of 6 a.m. Friday.
A Friday night concert with Maureen McGovern at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead was canceled, but a Saturday show with G.E. Smith and Billy Squier remained a go.
Fitness programs and classes at the East Hampton Y.M.C.A. Recenter were canceled for Friday. The Y announced that the pools would be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for recreational swimming.