A winter storm warning for snow, sleet, and freezing rain remains in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service website.
Although road conditions were slippery on Wednesday morning, Southampton Town Police said there had not been many accidents, and travelers were being cautious. Residents who do not need to drive are urged to stay off the roads.
According to the National Weather Service, the East End of Suffolk County is still expected to see approximately two to four inches of precipitation throughout the morning. Early afternoon, the snow and sleet is expected to freeze over, creating a quarter-inch thick sheet of ice.
Additionally, PSEG Long Island has reported only a few power outages on the East End, and encourage residents to report down power lines online at psegliny.com on the phone at 1-800-490-0075, or via text message.
Meteorologists are predicting another two to four inches of snow for Tuesday night, conditions that can cause hazardous road conditions through Wednesday morning.
According to the National Weather Service website, a solid inch of ice is also predicted with the storm, while town and village highway departments are still trying to clear up remnants from Monday’s snowfall.
With several more inches of snow predicted, officials are also working to insure that residents maintain power throughout the storm.
As of Tuesday morning, PSEG Long Island was reporting that only 280 of its 1.1 million electric customers on Long Island and in Rockaway are without power, with only scattered reports of outages on the East End. Officials are urging residents to report any outages to PSEG, which can be done online at psegliny.com on the phone at 1-800-490-0075, or via text message.
Residents interested in receiving up-to-date outage information can also register to have alerts sent to their phone by texting “REG” to PSEGLI at 773454. They will receive a confirmation text, and will then be sent periodic messages detailing outages in the residents’ area and at their home.
Check back throughout the day for more updates about the storm.