Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone has declared a snow emergency beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
All town facilities will be closed, and all town activities and events are cancelled.
“This is our first storm of the season, and the forecast is that the combination of snow and wind could make driving dangerous,” Petrone stated. “I am asking residents to stay off the roads beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and move parked cars off the streets to facilitate plowing and access for emergency vehicles.”
Under a snow emergency, the supervisor has the power to close roads, appropriate necessary equipment and make necessary purchases without following the usual procedures. The declaration also makes available to the Huntington Highway Department town equipment and personnel to assist highway department crews.
Supervisor Petrone said the town’s Emergency Operations Center will open at 6 a.m. Saturday, and will remain open as needed.
All HART Bus service, fixed route and paratransit, is canceled for Saturday.
The Dix Hills Ice Rink will be closed on Saturday. A decision will be made on Saturday about the ice rink schedule for Sunday. All scheduled programming at Coindre Hall is canceled for Saturday and Sunday, January 24.
The town’s Recycling Center will be closed to the public on Saturday.
The Senior Beach House in Centerport will be closed on Sunday.
No decision has been made about Saturday refuse pickup in commercial districts.
Persons who want to report an emergency after 6 a.m. Saturday can call the emergency operations center at 631-271-2155. Those who need to contact the Huntington Highway Department should call 631-499-0444, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or file a service request through the town’s website or smart phone app.
For updates, residents can check the town’s website (huntingtonny.gov), the Facebook page (Facebook.com/TownofHuntington), or the town’s government access television channel (18 on Optimum, 38 on FiOS).