Northport remains under a state of emergency due to the effects of the blizzard, Mayor George Doll said Monday.
The state of emergency has been effect since Friday at 5:45 p.m. and allows the police to set certain conditions necessary to manage a crisis. If, for example, a car parked in the street is in the way of snow clean up efforts, the car can be towed despite being in a legal spot.
The Northport Highway Department has had its entire fleet of trucks on the streets since Friday. Many of the plows have now been taken off the trucks so they can be freed to carry the looming piles of snow lining streets and corners.
Large snow piles left by the plows have been cleared from the north side of Main Street have largely been cleared. Dump trucks, back hoes, and payloaders will continue to remove the large piles throughout the week.
"This was a particularly bad storm for snow removal because snow was really heavy and really deep," said Doll. "It was too much weight for pick-up sized trucks, which most of our fleet is made up of...There are an unbelievable amount of pickups that are broken down with broken axles and transmissions, including mine, from the weight of the snow."
Doll said that all roads have been plowed at least once and plows will continue to widen roads. Residents who need assistance can contact Northport Village Hall at 631-261-7502.
The village will continue to be under a state of emergency until Northport Police determine that the roads are sufficiently clear.