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City to Declare Snow Emergency 5 p.m. Thursday

A snow plow on West Beech Street early Thursday morning. (Photo: Joe Kellard)
A snow plow on West Beech Street early Thursday morning. (Photo: Joe Kellard)

The City of Long Beach posted the following announcement about preparations for the coming snow storm:

The National Weather Service in New York has issued a blizzard warning for Southern Nassau County. Total snowfall accumulations of 6-10 inches are forecast at this time. Sustained winds of 25 to 35mph with gusts to 45 mph are expected.

As the City continues to monitor the incoming snow storm, a snow emergency shall be declared beginning this evening (Thursday, January 2) at 5:00 pm in order to allow for proper snow removal operations throughout the evening. Snowfall is expected to pick up during rush hour so we recommend returning home early if possible and to remain off roads later in the evening.

To assist in the removal of snow/ice, certain roadways must remain open to ensure the safety of the public. These roadways are declared snow emergency routes. Parking is prohibited on snow emergency routes to facilitate the removal of snow and maintain an open thoroughfare. This policy will guarantee that these roadways remain open by establishing a concise and orderly procedure that will be followed in the event of a severe snowstorm. In coordination with the Department of Public Works, the police department will operate in such a manner as to remove the vehicles with the assistance of the owners/operators and as a last resort summons and tow vehicles to another location that will permit the successful removal of snow from all snow emergency routes.

Snow Emergency Routes

The following roadways have been declared snow emergency routes and will be cleared of vehicles and snow in the following order:

  • W. Beech St. between New York Ave and Nevada St.

  • West Park Ave between New York Ave and Nevada St.

  • West side of Maryland Ave between Beech St. and Park Ave.

  • Shore Rd. between Long Beach Rd. and Pacific Blvd.

  • E. Pine St. between Neptune Blvd. and Curly St.

  • Park Place north of Park Ave

The City Administration is coordinating with the NYS Office of Homeland Security, NYS Department of Transportation and the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management.



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