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Driving in the Town of Southampton is illegal after 7 p.m. on Monday, according to a state of emergency order issued by Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst ahead of the blizzard the South Fork is expecting.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a travel ban on all state and local roads throughout New York, including in Suffolk County, after 11 p.m. on Monday.
Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell declared a state of emergency to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday.
Classes in most schools throughout East Hampton have already been canceled for Tuesday.
School officials are on high alert as a blizzard approaches East Hampton Town.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for much of the Northeast for a low-pressure system that is moving slowly eastward. It said that the first bands of snow associated with the "potentially historic winter storm” would begin to be felt along the East Coast on Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday for East Hampton is for rain and snow early, turning to rain and sleet in the afternoon.

An airport planning subcommittee recommends banning the noisiest helicopters from the airport and limiting other aircraft classified as among the noisiest to one trip per week all year round.