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And Now, for Something Different--Snow

In case you haven't heard, more could be on its way this weekend.

And Now, for Something Different--Snow And Now, for Something Different--Snow And Now, for Something Different--Snow And Now, for Something Different--Snow

Just in time for the weekend, there's apparently more snow on the way. The National Weather Service is reporting that we could have snow showers Friday morning and evening, again on Saturday morning and late Saturday night.

And then a pause, followed by more snow possible for Tuesday.

The doubleheader storm that hit Huntington Wednesday and Thursday morning left an estimated 16 inches of snow on top of mounds of snow already left by earlier storms.

Meanwhile, fire departments and other organizations are asking people to clear access to fire hydrants in case of an emergency.

For those with scheduled trash pickups today until 4 p.m., crews are at work but, the town said, if the streets are impassable, pickup will be postponed until Monday.

Town highways superintendent William Naughton issued this statement Thursday afternoon:

"I would like to take the opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the residents of the Town of Huntington for their patience.

"Town Highway employees and contractors together with the employees of the Departments of General Services, Parks and Recreation, Environmental Control, as well as Dix Hills Water District employees have been working tirelessly to deal with our significantly above average snowfall.

 "However, accumulated snow from each storm has made each subsequent storm more difficult than the last.  Existing piles of snow and fluctuating temperatures make the job even more difficult.  This latest storm provided approximately 16” of a very heavy consistency snow.

 "In spite of aging equipment and long hours causing employee and equipment fatigue, these dedicated employees and contractors are getting the job done.

 "I ask all residents to continue to be patient and know that we will continue to do the best job we can under the circumstances.

 "If you have an unusual situation that needs immediate attention, please call our Highway Department hot line at (631) 499-0444."

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