winter weather advisory 2

Update: 7:48 a.m. – Sound Avenue is “icing over really bad” in many locations, according to a Riverhead Police patrol officer.

Update: 7 a.m.- Riverhead Highway Superintendent Mike Zaleski said highway crews have been out since early morning spreading salt on town roads, which he reports are covered with an inch or less of slush. “Be careful. Drive slow and cautious,” Zaleski said.

Riverhead Town Police are responding to numerous accidents in various locations around town, including Wading River, Calverton, Baiting Hollow and Riverhead. A vehicle has overturned in the median at the junction of Route 58 and Route 25 in Calverton, east of Splish Splash Drive. No serious injuries are being reported in any of the crashes, though Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance has been called to respond to at least one of the incidents this morning.

Original post: 5:57 a.m.-

A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain this morning is creating hazardous travel conditions across Long Island.

Snow and sleet will accumulate to about an inch with ice accumulations of about one-tenth of an inch, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 a.m.

As of 5:50 a.m. Riverhead Police patrol units are reporting that local roads are extremely icy. Police in radio communications this morning are using terms like “sheet of ice” and “an ice rink” to describe local road conditions, as sleet and freezing rain spreads over the area.

Avoid travel if possible. If you must go out, slow down and use extra caution.

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