Highway Workers Back Out Salting the Roads Sunday

Roads being prepped for school and work commute Monday.

The town highway workers were back out on the roads Sunday morning to drop salt on the roads and plow drifting snow.

Twenty four hours after the major snow stopped falling, Highway Superintendent Stephen Lynch said the roads are "in pretty good shape," though slippery because they are "hard packed" from vehicles driving over them.

"We'll probably be out until midnight," Lynch said. "We want to get the roads ready for school in the morning."

Workers were out all night Friday into Saturday morning, and worked all day Saturday until about 6 p.m., Lynch said. He worked 40 hours straight — having not slept since Friday at 2 a.m.

But they were all back bright and early on Sunday salting, plowing, and clearing sidewalks.

"Everyone I could get to come in came in," Lynch said. "We're doing the best we can."

The temperatures are warming up, and as the roads get slushy, plows will do another sweep through the streets. Flooding is also a concern on Monday because of the expected rain.

Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson said Lynch and his crew did "incredible work with little sleep." He said, "24 hours after the first snowflake fell you could see blacktop," he said. "I've heard nothing but compliments about them."

"I'm proud of the police department, the Emergency Operations Center, and the town highway department," Wilkinson added.

What do you think of the roads? Tell us in the comments below.

Mommy February 10, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Great job town of East Hampton, Boatheaders Lane has yet to be plowed or salted...Mr Lynch your comments yesterday were a lie! All of the roads surrounding Boatheaders haven't been plowed or sanded either. And 3 Mile Harbor is a mess too. You shouldn't tell us that everything has been plowed when it hasn't. Tell the truth.
Sara February 10, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Most of the roads in EH are horrible! Don't the hwy workers know what they are doing? How many years have they worked there and they still can't get it. So Very sad for us :( Please be careful driving and take it slow
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) February 10, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Which Roads Are or Aren't Plowed in the Town of East Hampton? Please click here and leave a comment. We're compiling a list. http://patch.com/A-1NLb
Linda Williams February 11, 2013 at 02:51 PM
How about salting or sanding Oakview....wasn't going fast this morning gave myself plenty of time to stop and couldn't ....thankfully there was no traffic this morning and no one hit me and I didn't hit anyone else. And just so you know Springs Fireplace down in Springs is pretty bad also


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