As snow continues to blanket Riverhead on Monday, with up to eight inches expected, and ten in some areas, according to the National Weather Service, Town Supervisor Sean Walter and Riverhead police have urged residents to stay off the roads, if possible.
"If you must leave your residence, use caution and reduce your speed," a release put out by the town said Monday morning.
The town also asked that residents move their cars off the road to facilitate plowing by highway crews. Police are authorized to impound parked or abandoned cars that affect plowing operations in town during a snowstorm.
Residents are also asked not to shovel snow into the street; the snow creates a hazard for motorists and neighbors. If there is a fire hydrant by a home, residents are asked to shovel around it to keep it visible. Walter also suggested residents check on elderly neighbors and make sure pets are inside and safe.
In the event of an emergency, residents are asked to dial 911 or call the Riverhead Town police department at 631-727-4500.
"If you can, stay inside, stay warm, stay informed and, as always, stay safe," the release read.