Employees of the Hauppauge Industrial Park had a much easier time getting to work Tuesday morning, after the Town of Smithtown coordinated a plow sent from upstate directly to the park to clear the roadways.
On Monday, park faced a virtual standstill as its 55,000 employees were barely able to navigate through the park's poorly plowed roads and rivers that had formed due to overflowing drains, Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of Hauppauge Industrial Association, said.
After complaints were made to the Town, the Highway Department sent a plow, that had been brought in from upstate, directly to the industrial park.
"They plowed last night and sanded," Alessi-Miceli said. "It was much, much better this morning."
The drainage problem was also fixed last night, she said.
A major factor in the Town's plowing troubles is due to ice created from the rain prior to Thursday and Friday's heavy snowfall, Smithtown's Public Safety Director John Valentine, said.