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Rain Breaks Up Snow-Packed Roads

East Hampton Town Highway superintendent says department is salting and sanding slushy roads.

East Hampton Town Highway Superintendent Stephen Lynch and his crew continued to clear roads on Monday amidst rain and poor visibility.

"It's sloppy out here," Lynch said on Monday morning.

The good news is that the rain is helping to break down the "hard packed" snow on the roads.

The bad news was the rain — which seemed to let up by Monday afternoon — was making it more difficult to workers with the Long Island Power Authority to repair downed wires and replace broken poles, Lynch said.

His department, meanwhile, is continuing to drop salt and sand — even on the private roads, thanks to an emergency order from the town supervisor. Lynch said the town wants to make sure that if emergency vehicles need to get to residences on private roads the roads are clear.

"Tomorrow we'll start hauling snow," to free up parking spaces and parking lots, he said. The snow piles will be placed at town beaches.

SadderBudweiser February 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Gee, too bad you can't make permanent dunes out of old snow.
Blanca Femina February 12, 2013 at 02:11 AM
this is news? that rain/increased temperatures melt snow?
TRUTH NOT FICTION February 12, 2013 at 01:26 PM
Thank god nature can finish the job
Stephen Lynch February 12, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Thank you, all the men and women from highway, sanitation, parks, fire marsals, out side drivers and contractors did a outstanding job and We have them to thank for a job well done, E.H. Town and Village
TRUTH NOT FICTION February 12, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Take a look at your hwy tax's up 18% must be an election year

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