As one of his first acts of office, new East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell has declared a state of emergency throughout the town effective 4 p.m. Thursday, in anticipation of a severe winter storm.
Shortly after, East Hampton Village Mayor Paul Rickenbach declared a state of emergency in his jurisdiction.
A blizzard warning via the National Weather Service takes effect at 6 p.m. on the East End. By Friday afternoon, between 8 and 10 inches of snow accumulation is expected.
“Residents are urged to refrain from driving during the storm,” the town states. “Parking along public roadways is prohibited, and parked vehicles may be towed.”
Additionally, town senior citizen programs at the Fireplace Road facility and the Montauk Playhouse scheduled for Friday have been canceled.
The town advises calling 911 in the case of an emergency. For town residents, non-emergency storm-related calls should be made to 631-907-9743 or 631-907-9796.