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Town Declares Snow Emergency, Opens Warming Centers

Residents are asked to remove cars from town roadways when a snow emergency is in effect to help salters and plows maintain as wide a path as possible through local streets.

Residents are asked to remove cars from town roadways when a snow emergency is in effect to help salters and plows maintain as wide a path as possible through local streets.
Residents are asked to remove cars from town roadways when a snow emergency is in effect to help salters and plows maintain as wide a path as possible through local streets.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has declared a snow emergency as the second major winter storm of 2014 bears down on the region.

The town’s highway department has salted roadways and commuter parking fields and plows are currently clearing streets as snow begins to accumulate Tuesday.

“Our town continued its proactive practice of having salt spreaders on the streets prior to snow falling and snow plows sprang into action as snow began to accumulate,” Murray said.

The supervisor recommends residents limit travel at this time and homeowners remove cars from roadways so that town snow removal crews can "effectively and efficiently" salt and plow streets.

The Town has also opened more than a dozen warming centers to provide "warmth, good company and hot coffee" during the "cold snap" accompanying this latest storm. The following 15 locations will be open as warming centers from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 North Grand Avenue, Baldwin
  • Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore
  • Cedarhurst Senior Center, Village Hall, 200 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst
  • East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front Street, East Meadow
  • Elmont Senior Center, 138 Elmont Road, Elmont
  • Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square
  • Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Road, Valley Stream
  • Levittown Senior Center, 555 Newbridge Road, Levittown
  • Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick
  • Oceanside Senior Center, 2900 Rockaway Avenue, Oceanside
  • Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Turnpike, Roosevelt
  • Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury
  • Uniondale/Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale
  • Uniondale/Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale
  • Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh

“Hempstead Town is working to keep neighbors safe and roads clear as this winter storm hits our area,” Murray said. "We ask residents to help us by removing cars from roadways and by limiting car travel during peak snowfall periods.”

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