Highway Supe Candidates Questioned on Blizzard Response
The response, or lackthereof, to the recent blizzard by the Town of Brookhaven has caused many to shift their focus toward the upcoming special election for highway superintendent.
Candidates Dan Losquadro and Kathy Walsh appeared at Wednesday's Shoreham Civic meeting at the Miller Avenue School and fielded questions mostly regarding the response to the blizzard and how it would be different if either of them held the position. A special election for the position, set to be held March 5, had been largely overlooked before road issues from the storm brought the position's responsibility to the forefront.
Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine on Thursday apologized to Town residents for not being on Long Island during this past weekend’s blizzard, but was quick to note that the Town’s highway department — not him — is responsible for overseeing snow removal operations.
Snow Stories: Stony Brook Family Makes it Through the Blizzard
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Poor Plowing Brings Hauppauge Industrial Park to a Standstill
Heavy snow and rain keep 55,000 employees from regular work schedule.
Fire Department Response Hindered by Unplowed Port Jefferson Station Streets
It took a little help from residents on quads, sleds, shovels and with four-wheel drive vehicles, but firefighters from Terryville Fire Department and local EMS workers were able to get to those in need of assistance during the blizzard, according to a department spokesperson.
Faced with impassable snow-packed streets, first responders – often working long overnight shifts at the height of the storm – had to get inventive.