Town provides tips for snow emergencies

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Residents should call 224-5600 to report snow-related issues.  Call 911 for police, fire and ambulance emergencies only. 

To report a power outage or downed wires, call PSEG-LI at 800-490-0075 or Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454), visit the PSEG-LI website at www.psegliny.com to file a report online.

Assume any downed wire is a live electric wire. Never touch a downed wire or anything that has come in contact with a wire. Keep others away.

• Move vehicles off roadways, so that plows and emergency vehicles can pass safely.

• 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 warm 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 infirm 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. 

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