Riverhead Residents Worried About Plan To Halt Snowplowing On Private Roads

CBS New York

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Unless Riverhead residents living on private roads have their streets declared public, they’ll no longer receive town snow-plowing services.

That has some raising safety concerns, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

“Could be firemen responding to the road could get hurt, delay of getting equipment in there, ambulances,” said James, a homeowner. “Safety is priority.”

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The matter impacts about 900 residents on more than 40 private streets. The Town Board is expected to vote on whether to declare roads public later this month.

Oddly enough, the issue surfaced after some homeowners on private streets threatened to sue the town for road damage caused by snowplows.

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