Supervisor Kate Murray has declared a snow emergency in Hempstead
Town as a winter storm is hitting Long Island and a blizzard warning
has been issued for the area.
Under town code, local residents are asked to remove cars from town
roadways when a snow emergency is in effect. This provision is intended
to clear roads so salters and plows can maintain as wide a path as
possible through local streets.
The Town of Hempstead is canceling programs for its parks and senior enrichment departments for Friday, Feb. 8.
Also, transportation services will be suspended to senior centers.
The town’s ANCHOR trip for people with special needs, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, is postponed.
“With several inches of snow and blizzard conditions being forecast,
we are asking homeowners to give us a hand by removing vehicles from
the curbside,” Supervisor Murray said. “Hundreds of town workers will
do their best to keep local roadways passable. Our employees will be
working hard to clear streets from curb to curb, and can only be
successful if their path is free of obstacles.
“We would also ask residents to be considerate, asking them NOT to
shovel snow from their sidewalks and driveways into the public street.
This will keep roadways as clear as possible while reducing the risk of
shoveled snow being redeposited into driveways by subsequent plowing
For up to date information on this snow emergency residents can visit the Town of Hempstead website at: www.TOH.LI.