Update: Traffic message from Southold’s Police Captain

02/02/2011 7:17 AM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Southold is coated in ice.

UPDATE: This is a message from Southold Police Captain Martin Flatley.

This morning we do not have any [accidents] yet. However the roads are icy for now, especially the secondary roads that have not been driven on as much. Rt. 25 and Rt. 48 are both open,  but both have patches of ice and slush and drivers should use extreme caution driving on. Even thought it’s rain hitting the windshield, some of it is still turning to ice with the colder surfaces it is landing on.

The temperatures are forecasted to rise later this morning and conditions should improve as the day progresses.


The National Weather Service in Upton has issued an ice storm warning that is in effect until 9 a.m. this morning.

The weather service said more than a half-inch of ice will accumulate on area roadways by mid-morning, making travel a nightmare for area drivers.

The precipitation is expected to continue through the afternoon, although temperatures have already begun to climb above freezing. A high of 39 degrees is expected for today.


The 7:30 a.m. Cross Sound Ferry departing Orient Point has been canceled and there will be no casino connections today. The Long Island Rail Road will be operating on a weekend schedule this morning.


Greenport Public Schools — Two-hour delay

Mattituck-Cutchogue School District — Two-hour delay

New Suffolk School District — Delay Start at 10:30 a.m.

Oysterponds School — Delayed start at 10:15 a.m.

Southold School District — Two-hour delay

Our Lady of Mercy Regional School (Cutchogue)— Delayed start at 11 a.m.

Bishop McGann-Mercy High School — Closed



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  • To the French Family and LaRue, Those we love remain a part of us. “Our loved ones leave the world but never our hearts” You will always remember, You will always love. So much has changed but so much will always be…Our loved ones are part of who we are, of how we see the world…of how you give. Those priceless gifts are yours forever. Bevy will always be in my heart as will all of you. May God’s blessings be with all of you. love, Martha Devlin

  • Dear Al and Family and LaRue, Hope it helps to know that God is holding your loed one in His arms and holding you in His heart. My thoughts and Prayers are with you, Always, Eleanor Carson

  • Dear Al and your and Beverley’s family and other friends: I have spent days since I learned of Beverley’s sudden death hoping that I would find the right, or at least better words to express my condolences to you all. Now without the right words, I want to say how sorry I am for her loss. While I met her only once, maybe twice, I experienced her graciousness, warmth and wit. I’ve known for all of the many years I’ve known and worked with Al how much he loved Bev and undoubtedly always will. I am sure that always gave her comfort and happiness. With my best and my thoughts with you. Ann Margaret Pointer