UPDATE: Most North Fork Roads Are Passable

Town Supervisor and Village Mayor say complete snow removal will take a few days, flooding might be an issue as the snow melts.

Most town and village roads might not look pretty but they are passable by midday on Monday after a weekend of heavy snows during winter storm Nemo, according to Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Greenport Mayor David Nyce.

Russell said that he’s gotten only a couple of complaints as road crews supervised by Highway Superintendent Peter Harris work their way across the North Fork.

“I know that Pete and the crews are still trying to address areas where passage is tight based on the volume of snow,” Russell said. Of course the flooding will pose new concerns. The rain is here and some of the snow is melting. Couple that with a frozen ground and the water has no place to go.”

In Greenport, Mayor David Nyce said that the village’s eight-man crew is doing the best they can to keep roads clear, working around cars that were left in the road and some spots where walkways are not clear.

“We have code enforcement out there right now — people have to realize that it is their job to clean up their walkways,” he said.

Nyce added that flooding is not a big problem in the village at the moment.

Stay tuned to Patch for updates should more severe flooding happen locally.


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