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.