02/12/14 12:36pm
02/12/2014 12:36 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | County Legislator Kara Hahn introduced a bill aimed at examining the benefits of using beet-based brines, like the one above manufactured by East End Organics.

With snowfall totals soaring this winter season — and another storm on the way — area highway crews have been coating the roads with mixtures of salt and sand, but those mixtures are only so effective once temperatures dip below 20 degrees, according to town highway superintendents.  (more…)

02/14/13 2:29pm
02/14/2013 2:29 PM

TIM KELLY PHOTO | A Cutchogue resident takes the old school approach to digging out from the weekend blizzard.

Southold Supervisor Scott Russell put out a call Thursday for shopkeepers and residents with sidewalks running past their properties to take steps to keep the walkways free of ice and snow.

“Please be courteous to your fellow neighbors and friends,” the supervisor said in a release. “Sidewalks must be cleared for the general public’s safety.”

He added that snow should not be shoveled into the roadway.

About 14 inches of snow fell across Southold during the weekend blizzard. At times it mixed with rain and freezing rain making the accumulations particuarly wet, heavy and difficult to move.