A car is buried in snow in Orient Tuesday. (Credit: Troy Gustavson)
You kids today have no idea how easy you have it. That, in a nugget, is the first thought that comes to mind as I contemplate “The Blizzard of 2015.”
You call this a “blizzard?” I’ll tell you about a blizzard: “The Blizzard of ’78.” No, not 1878 — 1978! When men were men and blizzards were, uh, blizzards. (more…)
Closing public areas to members of the public is a drastic measure reserved for drastic times.
And with the advantage of hindsight, the decision by our elected leaders to enact travel bans and reserve the roads for emergency personnel — at least on Long Island — was without a doubt the right call to make. (more…)
The sun sets in Laurel Tuesday after residents across the North Fork spent the day digging out following the blizzard that dropped two feet of snow. (Credit: Lindsay Riemer)
In New York City they called it a “snor’easter.”
In Nassau County, folks seemed more concerned about whether the Islanders and Rangers would be lacing up the skates at Nassau Coliseum tonight.
But here on the North Fork, we got hit with a blizzard that was pretty much as advertised, even if the aftermath won’t be as challenging as other recent storms. (more…)
As of 4:20 p.m. Monday:
• The Southold School District has announced classes are cancelled for Wednesday.
• Greenport schools will also remain closed Wednesday.
• Mattituck-Cutchogue schools are closed Wednesday.
• New Suffolk school will be closed Wednesday.
• Bishop McGann-Mercy will be closed Wednesday.
• Oysterponds School will be closed Wednesday.
Check back with suffolktimes.com for up-to-date weather details, including school closings and event cancellations.