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Port Washington Buried in 9 Inches of Snow

Crews work to clear roads.

Credit: AnneMarie Fessler Ansel
Credit: AnneMarie Fessler Ansel
Port Washington was blanketed with about nine inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service, as the region was slammed by bitter cold and stiff winds from the first major snow storm of 2014.

While some dug their driveways out of the now, others hired locals to help clear paths, or relied on neighbors for a helping hand as town and village crews plowed the local roads.

"The Town’s Highway Department has finished its third pass through Town roads," a Town spokesman said. "After working since 8 p.m. last night they will soon be leaving for the day and will return tomorrow morning to among other things, clear out the catch basins to avoid any flooding that could occur if it rains on Sunday as expected."

The town has not seen any damage to buildings, or any shoreline or coastal flooding, the spokesman said.  

Town officials say that warming centers are closing at 5 p.m., and are equipped with hot chocolate, coffee and tea. 

Residents are reminded to clear fire hydrants three feet on either side so that they are accessible to fire fighters. 

And with icy conditions, residents are urged to drive cautiously. 

Kimberly Bloomston January 03, 2014 at 08:54 PM
I'm not clear what "city roads" are but Inwood Rd in Manorhaven hasn't been touched with a plow. It's dangerous.

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