As of Monday, January 25th at 4PM, Supervisor Anthony J. Santino has rescinded the Town of Hempstead’s snow emergency, which he officially declared on Friday, January 22nd at 11 p.m. in preparation for what turned out to be a colossal blizzard that dropped more than two feet of snow on our area. The snow emergency declaration was initially announced through communication on local television and radio stations, as well as the town’s website and social media pages.
The snow emergency status featured a request for neighbors to remove cars from roadways, and to refrain from unnecessary travel during the dangerous winter storm. Furthermore, town programs were cancelled on Saturday, Sunday, and many on Monday as well. Santino also asked neighbors to take note of important safety measures as Town of Hempstead crews worked day and night through white-out conditions to remove snow from roadways and commuter parking lots.
The lifting of the snow emergency signals a return to normal policies with respect to parking cars on roadways and vehicle traffic of local streets.
While overseeing snow operations over the weekend, Santino observed that the majority of town residents stayed off the roads and followed many of the recommended safety tips during the height of the storm and throughout the town’s massive cleanup.