Police issue county-wide advisory for icy, hazardous roadways

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | A Southold Highway Department turns onto the Main Road heading west from Jockey Creek Drive a little after 1 pm Friday.

Update: The Southold Highway Department has dispatched sanding trucks to several hotspots in town to help with icing roads, including Peconic Bay Boulevard and a section of Route 48 in Mattituck. No roads have been officially closed as of 1 p.m., according to highway superintendent Vincent Orlando.

Original Story: The Suffolk County Police Department is advising motorists to use extreme caution when driving on roadways due to icy conditions.

The advisory was issued shortly after 11 a.m. Friday morning, stating “the roadways are icy and considered hazardous.”

The U.S. National Weather Service reported an hour earlier that rain is moving across Long Island and is “creating some slick and hazardous conditions where temps are currently below freezing.”

“While temperatures will be slowly rising above freezing over the next few hours, give yourself plenty of extra time while traveling and go slow,” the weather report states.

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