Winter storm brings more snow, minor flooding to Southold Town


Three days after last digging themselves out, local residents found themselves again shoveling snow Monday.

The storm dropped about six inches of snow on the North Fork, according to preliminary numbers released by the National Weather Service.

Here are the latest local snow totals the NWS posted at 5 p.m. Friday:

• 6 inches in Flanders (reported at 4:10 p.m.)
• 5.8 inches in Mattituck (reported at 3:45 p.m.)
• 5.5 inches in Orient Point (reported at 1:30 p.m.)

Some flooding was also reported in both Southold and Riverhead towns. Southold Town Highway Superintendent Vincent Orlando said workers placed barriers near the flooded intersection of Grathwohl Road and New Suffolk Avenue in New Suffolk earlier Monday, briefly limiting traffic to just one lane.

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Mr. Orlando said highway crews started sanding the roads at around 5:30 a.m. and have been plowing since 10 a.m.

As for sand and salt supplies, Mr. Orlando said the town is in good shape since it received a delivery over the weekend.

“If you don’t have to go out, stay in,” he said. “If you do, please drive carefully. This seems like it will be a long storm, but with light snow. It will be enough to keep the roads coated all day.”

Southold Town police said a couple of vehicle spinouts occurred on local roadways, but no major accidents or injuries had been reported as of 3 p.m.

Greenport Village administrator Paul Pallas said while drivers should be cautious of slushy spots, he described all roadways throughout the village as “driveable.”

“We’re doing fine,” he said of the snow plowing efforts. “We were prepared.”

Temperatures are projected to remain in the low to mid-30s throughout Monday, dipping into the upper to mid-20s overnight into Tuesday.

A light snow shower is forecasted for Monday night after 10 p.m. with less than an inch of new snow predicted. Light snow showers are also expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

Caption:Mitchell Park in Greenport Village at 9:20 a.m. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

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