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Posted on: February 13, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Supervisor Schaffer Asks Residents to Take Precautions in Blizzard-like Conditions

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer would like to urge residents to take all necessary precautions as the Town of Babylon continues to be hit with heavy snowfall and high winds. All residents are strongly encouraged to stay off of the roads unless absolutely necessary due to slick conditions and low visibility. The snowfall is expected to turn to rain throughout the day with low temperatures, which can lead to even more hazardous conditions on roadways.

“As snow continues to fall, the Town of Babylon has been one of the hardest hit areas on Long Island through this blizzard-like storm,” said Supervisor Schaffer. “I strongly recommend that all of our residents keep their cars at home and stay off the roadways, which will continue to be icy and dangerous through the evening commute and into Friday morning.”

The Town of Babylon's Department of Public Works will be working at maximum capacity with over 120 vehicles deployed to treat Town roadways with plows, salt and sand. Driving conditions may continue to be poor due to the heavy winds, freezing temperatures and continued precipitation. Travel should be avoided whenever possible as roads remain very icy and dangerous. Once snow and winds die down, it may take hours for driving conditions to be safe once again.

For storm-related questions and inquiries, please call 311. If you have lost power, please contact PSEG at (631) 755-6900.

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