Hempstead Town Responds to Another Winter Storm; Supervisor Clavin Announces Program Cancellations, Asks Residents to Stay Off Roads, Stay Safe

Thu, February 18th 2021 (10:40 AM)

As snow begins to fall during a storm that is expected to continue through Friday and bring 6-12 inches of fresh powder, Supervisor Don Clavin has mobilized the Hempstead Town Snow Response Team and announced several postponements and cancellations of town programs and services. The Supervisor also urged residents to stay off the roads if possible and remain home during what is expected to be a long storm accompanied by sub-freezing temperatures and icy conditions.

“We strongly urge residents to take this storm seriously, as snow is expected to blanket the Town of Hempstead all day Thursday and continuing into Friday evening,” stated Supervisor Clavin. “The Hempstead Town Snow Response Team will be out in force throughout this storm to clear more than 1,200 miles of town roadways, and we ask that neighbors remain home so our crews can get the job done consistently and efficiently.”

Clavin and members of the Snow Response Team have been in constant contact strategizing for the storm and have been working along with members of the Town Board, including Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr., Councilman Tom Muscarella and Councilman Chris Carini, along with Town Clerk Kate Murray and Receiver Jeanine Driscoll.

The Town of Hempstead has announced the following cancellations and service alterations during the storm: 

  • Echo Park Indoor Pool will be closed on Thursday.
  • Thursday’s Camp ANCHOR fitness program is cancelled.
  • The town’s drive-in winter movie scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled.
  • Tax collection booths at Seaman’s Neck Park in Seaford, Rock Hall in Lawrence and Echo Park in West Hempstead will be closed on Thursday.

To report a hazardous road condition, particularly after the storm has concluded, visit hempsteadtown.com/storm to submit a report directly to the town’s Snow Response Team. We also encourage neighbors to stay up to date on the latest storm news and potential closings/postponement of town facilities and programs by visiting hempsteadny.gov. In addition, residents can call 516-489-5000.

Other emergency numbers and websites include: 

Important Phone Numbers and Websites

Town of Hempstead

Nassau County Office of Emergency Management

PSEG Long Island

National Grid

Nassau County Police

American Red Cross


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