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Mayor: All Roads in Port Jefferson Are Passable

With major roads clear, village now concentrating on cleaning up school bus routes.

All roads in the Village are passable. Major roads are clear. We are working with the school district to clean up school bus routes to ensure school opening for Wednesday. We see no obstacles for school to resume on Wednesday at this time.

All LIPA outages have been restored to our knowledge. If anyone is still without power, please report to both LIPA (800) 490-0075 and also call in your street to our DPW so we can ensure there are no access issues. We have been working hand in hand with the LIPA crews to coordinate these efforts since Saturday and have received state resources from Senator LaValle's office to help with snow removal.

We continue to "widen" roads and side streets and will be sanding in preparation for snow now again called for on Wednesday night. We are also still working on sidewalk clearing as there is a tremendous amount of snow piled up on the Main street sidewalks. Please continue to keep your sidewalks clear with sand and salt. All in all, the Village is in good shape and we thank the crew at the Dept of Public Works for another huge job, well done.

Please be advised once the snow surpasses two inches, the Village reverts to a State of Emergency and no parking on the streets clearly marked as snow emergency streets will be strictly enforced. 

Side note: A huge thank you to Carl's Deli and Billie's 1890 for feeding our Dept of Public Works. We are truly grateful for your assistance and generosity in helping keep our road crew fed, warm and fueled up.

Please support your local businesses thought these tough times. Unity in community.

April Campbell Quiggle February 13, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Once again the port Jeff team did a great job, especially in comparison to some towns like Brookhaven and Smithtown. Thanks to Margot for her leadership and for her constant communication with residents. I always say I can handle anything...I just need to know what to expect. Thanks to all!
JM1978 February 13, 2013 at 02:16 PM
That is great news about the roads. It would have been nice if the LIRR parking lot was plowed. Yesterday morning, there was one way in and out and that was driving over a curb. It wasn't plowed at all. After driving around, the only parking lot that was plowed was the resident parking lot. I, along with many other commuters, had to get to work and were left with no other option than to park in that lot. I would like to thank the village of Port Jeff for the $100 parking ticket. I was not missing another day of work due to poor prestorm planning.
Mels Ditties February 13, 2013 at 03:02 PM
I cannot believe that they actually gave out parking tickets!..That's just cruel... DO go to PJ Court and fight it!
Lauren Auerbach February 13, 2013 at 05:03 PM
I applaud Mayor Garant for the great job the Village did of plowing our roads. This was an unusually enormous storm!!!
JM1978 February 13, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Ohhh... I plan on it.

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