Town urges residents to take “common sense” precautions to stay safe during weekend snow event

The current weather forecast indicates 4 to 6 inches of snow across Brookhaven on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10. The Town urges residents to take these “common sense” precautions to ensure their safety during this and future snow events:

  • Stay off the roads and park your car in your driveway to allow snow plows and emergency vehicles to pass.
  • Clear fire hydrants in your area.
  • Remove ice and snow from steps, sidewalks, and walkways.
  • Keep cell phones and other electronic devices charged.
  • Have a battery-operated radio and a flashlight ready in case of a power outage.
  • When shoveling snow, dress warmly in layers and avoid over-exertion.
  • If you must drive, make sure your tires are properly inflated and windshield wipers are working properly.
  • Keep your pets indoors.
  • Check on elderly and infirmed friends and neighbors.
  • Listen to the local radio or television news for weather updates and emergency notifications.
  • When using a generator, place it outdoors and follow all manufacturers’ safety precautions.

Residents should call 451-TOWN to report snow-related issues. Call 911 for police, fire and ambulance emergencies only. To report a power outage or downed wires, call PSEG at 800-490-0075 or go to psegliny.com to file a report online.

Please go to the Town’s website at brookhavenny.gov for up-to-date snow-related news, information, weather updates and emergency contact numbers.

The Town may also send out e-mail alerts to residents who have registered on our e-mail list. If you are not on the list, you can sign up today at brookhavenny.gov. Residents can also sign up for countywide Code Red alerts at suffolkcountyny.gov.

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