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Snow and Tell: What's This White Stuff Doing Here?

After such a mild winter, the first snow of the winter season is taking us all by surprise

It's been so mild this winter, Saturday's snowstorm is taking us all by surprise.

According to the National Weather Service, the North Shore of Suffolk County is under a winter weather advisory until 4 p.m., with snow expected to change to sleet at times.

Total accumulation could hit six inches.

So how's it going so far? Are you planning on staying in? Having trouble getting to work? Seen town and snow plow trucks come through already? How are the roads? Tell us all that and more in the comments below. Hopefully the comment thread will help your neighbors out a bit.

You can also add your snow photos by clicking "Upload Photo or Video." Be sure to tell us where you took the photo. Most of all remember to be safe out there.

Henry Powderly (Editor) January 21, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown is pretty clear, but Route 347 near the Smith Haven Mall is still pretty slick and slushy. Be careful.
Jonathan Vecchi January 21, 2012 at 06:26 PM
It is certainly nice to see a bit of snow. It would be a shame to go through the entire winter without any of the "white stuff."
Captain Howard Hawrey January 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I'm not a fan of the white stuff but apparently Brookhaven town isn't a fan of removing it on the weekend either. What a piss poor response! Most roads weren't decent to drive on until late afternoon! Our tax money hard at work! Highway Dept gets a D- for todays efforts and response!
BillLongisland January 21, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Brookhaven Notebook: Town Preps Budget for Snow Removal By Christine Sampson Email the author September 25, 2011 Following a winter season in which Brookhaven spent about $10 million on snow removal – which required the town to borrow against some of its own budget lines – the Brookhaven town board passed a measure on Tuesday that puts close to $4.4 million back into the appropriate town accounts. The "housekeeping" resolution, as one town official described it, follows a measure passed in July that put a $6 million bond note out for the upcoming tax year. The highway department's original 2011 budget for snow removal was $3,245,116, so the $6 million bond represents the difference between that amount and what was spent. "We had to borrow money from various accounts to keep things moving," said deputy highway superintendent Lori Baldassare in an interview Friday. "Next year, that will be a separate line on the tax bill so people can see what [the snow removal] costs." When asked about the snow's impact on the town, councilman Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld said in an interview Thursday that the past two winters have been very hard on the highway department's budget. "In the last couple of years [the snowfall] has been very unpredictable," he said. "We got walloped. ... We do everything we can to control the impact on the taxpayers, but you have to clear the snow." http://sachem.patch.com/articles/brookhaven-notebook-town-preps-budget-for-snow-removal
Captain Howard Hawrey January 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Harold Malkmes is rolling over in his grave after seeing what went on today. Brookhaven Town should be ashame of itself!
BillLongisland January 22, 2012 at 08:41 AM
Ole Harold isn't rolling with his multiple penisons (?)...or was it just his double Goverment pensions ? But one thing Harold understood was, at least provide the basic "visable" public services like plowing the snow, and keeping the streets reasonably in shape, and a politician can take what they want and as much as they want ! These "new guys" don't do that...they rub it in your face, take the money, Don't Do The Job and well, and Hide from the Public, and run from their basic job responsibilities ! One of the biggest public gaffes by the present inhabitant of that office space on Independence Hill was going over budget in snow removal money, and coming up with the none to "Bright Idea" and easily "convincing" Chucky Schumer...who Loves To Waste Tax Dollars on various schemes...to ask FEMA for money, too. What, we are not supposed to notice that Brookhaven tax payers, here, are "double charged-double taxed", in affect, for local snow removal...once by their Town property taxes and Again by their Federal tax dollars ! Duh, we were not supposed to notice...because you see, we are Ignorant Tax Payers who can't "add and subtract" !
Edbo January 22, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I cannot agree more...Randall Road from Whiskey to 25A was a skating rink. Finally a sander came through arounf 4:00 PM.
barbarasungirl@att.net January 22, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I am so glad I moved to Fl. I use to drive on that & I saw the picture of Indian Head rd. which I grew up off that street. Be safe to every one.
Nicholas Santangelo January 22, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I would like to move to florida for the winter, cannot take those hot months there in florida.
Nicholas Santangelo January 22, 2012 at 03:01 PM
If only the snow would fall on the trees and grass, not on the roads.
Carol January 22, 2012 at 03:40 PM
The plow went down my street the first time at 7:15 a.m Saturday. Saw it and sanders keeping the street clear more times than I could count yesterday. I live in Commack near the post office on Vet's Highway. They sure did a good job here!
new guy January 22, 2012 at 03:55 PM
smithtown highway has always done a fine job. thanks guys.
KPperson January 22, 2012 at 04:20 PM
I agree. Smithtown Highway Department did a good job in my neighborhood.

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