January 27th Town Board Meeting Cancelled
Islip, N.Y. – As of noon today, January 26th, the Town of Islip has declared a 2B State of Emergency due to the severe winter weather predicted. Heavy snowfall, high winds, and possible flooding are expected in areas across Islip Town. Residents are urged to limit their travel, and to park their cars off the streets to help our plows navigate Town roadways. No vehicle may park on a street in a residential or business district during a declared snow emergency at any time. In addition, the Town Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th has been cancelled. The Town’s Emergency Call Center will also be activated at 3:00 p.m. today – residents can call 631-595-3595, with any snow related questions or concerns.
“Our Highway Department personnel are working around-the-clock, ready for whatever this storm has to bring our way. It is imperative that residents stay off the roads so that our trucks can get through and do the job they need to,” says Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt.
The Town has deployed all of its snow plows, equipment and emergency vehicles which will work together before, during and after the storm. The snow removal process began with the application of brine, and has now moved into a sanding, salting and plowing operation.
“We are taking all of the necessary steps to ensuring that our roads are clear, and that we keep the Town safe during this winter weather emergency,” says Councilman Steve Flotteron.