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Northport Village Preparing for Snowstorm

Residents are reminded to remove their cars from the streets so that plows can get through local roads.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Northport Village is getting ready for Thursday night's snowy blast, dubbed Winter Storm Hercules. 

Village Administrator Gene Guido said that there will be at least a dozen trucks on the Village roads tonight clearing snow and putting down sand and salt.

"The trucks are ready and sand and salt is in the shed. We’re looking good out there and we’re ready to go," he said.

Residents are reminded to pull their cars into their driveways so that the snow removal vehicles can get through the Village's narrow streets.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone warned residents Thursday afternoon that the impending snowstorm would be no easy cleanup process as temperatures drop and winds pick up tonight.

“We are talking about darkness, extreme cold and winds gusting up to 40-miles-an-hour. That will make it very difficult for those plow operators to move at more than a snail’s pace in terms of operating that vehicle safely,” he told reporters at a press conference at the Department of Public Works facility in Commack. 

A State of Emergency has been issued for both the state and the Town of Huntington. In addition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will close the Long Island Expressway in Nassau and Suffolk counties from midnight until 5 a.m. Friday.

Get email updates on Winter Storm Hercules in Northport and more.

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