Southampton, Tuckahoe, Hampton Bays, and Bridgehampton schools will all be operating on a two hour delay on Tuesday morning.
Dangerous black ice is predicted beginning Monday night, thanks to plummeting temperatures and rain earlier in the day on Monday. Alex Gregor, the Southampton Town highway superintendent, said “brutally cold” conditions were expected and that drivers should exercise “extreme caution” and simply stay home after 9 p.m. on Monday.
Several schools had already planned two-hour delays in opening on Tuesday morning because of the weather as of about 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Delays were planned for public schools in East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Springs, Amagansett, Montauk, Wainscott and Sagaponack as well as at the Ross School in East Hampton, with other districts still weighing a decision.
East Hampton School District Clerk Kerri Stevens said Superintendent Richard Burns decided that a two-hour delay for East Hampton would be in “everybody’s best interest” after speaking with officials at sending districts and with East Hampton Town Highway Superintendent Stephen Lynch. “Everybody was in agreement to give the trucks the opportunity to sand the roads so that everybody gets to school safely,” Ms. Stevens said.