The following is an announcement from the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office:
As of Friday, the second day of distribution, Sheriff DeMarco reported that more than 2300 lbs. of ice had been distributed to residents in need.
“We’ll be making ice throughout the day and night, but people should plan to arrive at the distribution sites as early as possible because supplies of ice are limited.”
Sheriff DeMarco suggested people call ahead to check availability, especially if they plan to arrive after 12 noon. The numbers to call are (631) 852-2202
(9-5 pm Monday-Friday) or (631) 987-0706 on the weekend.
There is no charge for the ice and there is a limit of one cooler fill-up per car. Residents should bring their own coolers.
Pick up locations:
- The corner of Yaphank Avenue and Glover Driver in Yaphank.
- Suffolk County Correctional Facility on Route 24 in Riverside.
There will be a larger supply of ice available at the Yaphank location where there is greater ice-making capacity.
Directions to Riverside: The entrance to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility is on Rt. 24 in Riverside. From the LIE: travel eastbound to exit 71. Make a right at the stop sign onto Rt. 24 and go approximately 4 miles. The correctional facility will be on the right. From Sunrise Highway: travel eastbound to exit 61. Follow the signs to County Rd 51- Riverhead. Go past the county complex. Make a left onto Rt. 24. Go approximately 1/8 mile and watch for the correctional facility on the left.
Directions to Yaphank: Traveling from the west, take the LIE east to exit 67, Yaphank Ave. Make a right at the first traffic light. Continue on Yaphank Avenue traveling south to Glover Drive, which is approximately 1.5 miles on the right. Traveling from the east, take the LIE to exit 67, Yaphank Avenue. Make a left at the light, and go south for approximately 1.5 miles to Glover Drive. From Sunrise Highway, take exit 57 north onto Horseblock Rd. Bear right at the fork onto Yaphank Avenue. Continue to the corner of Glover Drive, which will be approximately 1.5 miles on your left.