Photos: Blizzard Causes Erosion in Montauk

T.E. McMorrow

The blizzard left its mark on Montauk, causing beach erosion, though it did not reach the oceanside motels. There was about a two-and-a-half-foot drop on the beach to the level to the ocean. Montauk may have seen the worst of the wind gusts with a reported 40-to-50-mile-per-hour winds that caused whiteout conditions, but that didn't stop some businesses from opening. Marshall and Sons was open, and Marshall Prado said he was doing a brisk business in pulling cars from deep snow drifts, an estimated 4 to 5 feet in places. The 7-Eleven was also open, and even the Citgo gas station was open for business, though it had not been plowed yet.

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The beach at the Royal Atlantic MotelT.E. McMorrow
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Surf Taxi, driven by Leo Almonte, the company owner, seemed to be the only taxi still riding around Tuesday. T.E. McMorrow
The Beach House HotelT.E. McMorrow
The Montauk Market was still buried by snow on Tuesday afternoon.T.E. McMorrow
Downtown MontaukChris Behan