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With Blizzard Over, EOC Shuts Down

Highway department workers continues to plow roads on Saturday afternoon.

With the worst of the blizzard behind us, the joint village and town Emergency Operations Center in East Hampton has closed. 

At 3 p.m., the center, which was for those with storm-related questions and needs to phone for help, shut down, Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen announced on Saturday afternoon. 

Anyone who has questions or needs assistance can call the East Hampton Town Police Department at 631-537-7575 or the East Hampton Village Police Department at 631-324-0777, depending on your location. For emergencies, dial 911. 

East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson reported that only a few people used the warming center, at Town Hall, on Saturday. It was unclear exactly when that would close down for the evening. 

Meanwhile, East Hampton Town Highway Supervisor Stephen Lynch said he expects his workers to have finished plowing by 3:30 or 4 p.m. They will then salt the roads, and call it a night, after working through Friday night. 

Peter February 09, 2013 at 08:36 PM
I have looked at the roads outside my house and have to give a big shout-out to the Town Highway Department for an excellent job. And the same to the Village Highway Department from photos I've seen of Main Street and Newtown Lane. These guys were true heroes this weekend.
SadderBudweiser February 09, 2013 at 09:30 PM
Amazing job by th EH town highway dept. I can't ever remember a faster and more complete response to any major weather event. Thanks!
pat February 09, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Yes. Very good job on the roads. Thanks to town workers.
mtkmiss February 10, 2013 at 12:12 AM
We had two guys still working thier tails off at 5pm on Main St Montauk. Those guys just didn't stop all day. Job well done! Really well done!
Teresa L February 10, 2013 at 11:21 AM
ummmm guys, you forgot us! NW Landing Road, the Boat Landing, at the very end, we live here year round. :) We have only been plowed out once in the past 15 years. The plows actually came down NW Landing Road and turned around 100 yards before they got to us and left. Would LOVE for someone to come plow us out. After being on the phone all day with police, town (closed) and trying Facebook for plows. Finally we found someone listed on the Patch listing for snow plows at 10 pm last night. Both of our cars were stuck out on the landing. The guy was very helpful in getting us unstuck but the problem remains that if the piles of snow on the Landing remain unplowed it will ice over and not be able to drive on it. Please send the town truck down :D
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) February 10, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Hi, Teresa. First off, I'm sorry you had such trouble. So glad you found someone on our plowing list to come help you out. Thanks for reading. I spoke to Highway Superintendent Stephen Lynch and he said you area is actually county park road, and that's why the town doesn't plow there.
countrymaus February 10, 2013 at 03:06 PM
The highway dept has done an awesome job! THANK YOU. Here is a picture of them in action yesterday down at Fireplace Beach.
Loretta Lynch February 10, 2013 at 03:21 PM
I spoke to Steve yesterday around 5 p.m. (Saturday) He was in Montauk plowing. Those men were still going and Steve gave them a hand. Steve started working at around 2 a.m. Friday morning and the men a little while later. They worked all day and most of the night. His men may have had almost 2 hours sleep and started again to work through Saturday. I haven't talked to him since, so Heaven knows when they all got done. These people gave their all and as Steve tells me, "We serve the people in our town". God Bless all those who servethe people.
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) February 10, 2013 at 03:32 PM
I don't see the picture. Can you send it to me? Taylor.Vecsey@patch.com
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) February 10, 2013 at 03:36 PM
I spoke to Steve this morning around 8:30. Here's an update: http://patch.com/A-1N4k
TRUTH NOT FICTION February 13, 2013 at 12:56 AM
Thanks mommy

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