Big dig follows big Blizzard of 2013

02/09/2013 10:07 AM |
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO  |  Cars piled with snow in Cutchogue Saturday morning.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Cars piled with snow in Cutchogue Saturday morning.

The worst may be behind us, but now comes the hard part: cleaning up.

A nor’easter that dumped as much as two feet of snow in some areas is expected to clear the area by late morning, with a few snow showers lingering through 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. A northwest wind is expected to be sustained around 24-28 mph. Gusts can be as high as 39 mph.

Roads remained mostly impassable throughout the East End Saturday morning.

The highest snow total so far reported by the National Weather Service was 30.9 inches in Upton.

Reports this morning in Southold were around 15-18 inches of snow.

There were more than 1,200 customers without power in Southold as of 10 a.m. There were more than 900 without power in Orient. At its peak there were 1,600 in Orient. The timetable for when power would be restored is uncertain.

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