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Posted on: March 6, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Town of Babylon Announces Full Preparation for Oncoming Nor’easter

Residents urged to take precautions.

In advance of the approaching Nor'easter, Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer would like to assure all Town of Babylon residents that the Town of Babylon's Department of Public Works is fully prepared and ready to deal with any issues that may occur from the mixture of rain, slush, and snow that the area is expected to experience.   

"As with every storm, we are taking all possible precautions and preparing for the worst," said Supervisor Schaffer. "Current forecasts do not call for significant snow accumulation, but the icy roads and high winds will still make for a treacherous environment over the next two days.  I urge residents to take the proper precautions and stay safe."

Department of Public Works Crew Members are on hand to operate between 80 to 90 snow plows, as well to deploy salt and sand to address icy roads. Additionally, 30 to 40 volunteer firefighters are on call to assist Town plow operations should storm conditions worsen. Town officials will also be closely monitoring possible flooding in coastal areas throughout the storm.

Residents are advised to use caution and stay off the roads when possible due to dangerous and icy driving conditions. Wind speeds of up to 40-50 mph are expected, as well as minor coastal flooding.

Town residents can report issues or downed trees by calling 311, or after hours to Public Safety at 422-7600.

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