Hempstead Town Crews Battle Storm; Programs Canceled, Warming Centers Open

Hempstead Town’s Snow Response Team is battling a major winter storm, which has slammed Long Island roadways. Snow plows have been on the streets of America’s largest township since early Thursday morning. Making neighborhood roadways passable for drivers, town employees are working hard to battle rapid accumulations.

At the same time, concern for the safety of residents has prompted the town to cancel all Parks Department and Senior Enrichment programs on Thursday. Senior Enrichment programs and transportation have also been canceled.

“Safety is our number-one focus as the Town of Hempstead responds to this major snowstorm,” said Supervisor Kate Murray. “Our dedicated town employees are working tirelessly to clear town roadways, and we urge residents to exercise caution if they must venture out on Thursday.”

The town has also opened a dozen warming centers across the town in response to area power outages.  Neighbors can get warm, enjoy the company of others and partake in a cup of hot coffee. The following locations will be open as warming centers from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 13th:

·         Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 North Grand Avenue, Baldwin

·         Cedarhurst Senior Center, 200 Cedarhurst Avenue, Cedarhurst

·         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

·         Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh

For details and updated information, visit the Town of Hempstead website at www.toh.li.