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UPDATE: Town, Village Declares State of Emergency

Police ask residents for help during the storm.

Update: East Hampton Town and East Hampton Village declared a state of emergency on Friday, starting at noon.

All residents are urged to avoid unnecessary travel after 6 p.m. on Friday. 
Parking along public roadways is prohibited after 8 p.m. on Friday 
to allow for snow removal. 

Town Hall is closing early at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Previously: Ahead of the snowstorm, East Hampton police are asking for cooperation from residents.

Drivers are being asked to remove all vehicles parked on Montauk Highway and roads throughout the town and village to facilitate the clean up. Town police are particularly concerned about Main Street in Amagansett and Montauk, according to Chief Ed Ecker.

The town and the village will open a joint Emergency Operations Center on Friday at 3 p.m., according Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen. For storm related, non-emergencies, residents in both the town and the village may reach the ECO at 631-324-1213.

Locations of warming centers have not been announced yet, but Larsen said that in the event of a power loss, residents should call the EOC for information on where to go to keep warm.

Village Police Captain Mike Tracey said, "We are further advising motorists to stay off the roads during the storm if at all possible as the National Weather Service is predicting that there may be periods of limited visibility as well as slippery roadways," he said. Vehicles are subject to towing in the event of a storm.

Larsen recommended that for people who live in apartments above shops on Main Street and Newtown Lane, that they park in the municipal lots along the fence lines, so that plows can still move snow in the lots.

East Hampton Town Police Department also reminded town residents to use 631-537-7575 for non-emergencies.

Check back with East Hampton Patch throughout the storm for updates from town officials. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @EHamptonPatch and on Facebook for up-to-the-minute information.

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