Snowy Forecast Shuts Schools, Town Hall

East Hampton Town Hall and all nonessential government services will be closed on Tuesday, as a late-winter storm that could bring about half a foot of snow hits the East End. Scheduled meetings were canceled, according to a message posted on the town website,

Southampton Town government has taken the day off. Schools on the South Fork are closed as well. East Hampton Village Hall will be closed.

Tuesday's South Fork forecast is for heavy snow at times with wind gusting to 45 miles per hour. Conditions are expected to improve by about 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

Total snow accumulation will be from four to eight inches in most of the region with less at the shore. On Wednesday there is a chance of morning snow showers. Air temperatures should reach 40 by the afternoon.