With Hurricane Sandy over washing Dune Road from the Shinnecock Inlet to the Ponquogue Bridge and east to the Quogue border, making the road impassable, homeowners have been unable to access their properties. However, the town is making special accommodations on Saturday for those residents.
According to Jennifer Garvey, spokeswoman for the town of Southampton, homeowners with properties located in East Quogue on Dune Road, specifically beyond the Quogue Village line, will be able to access their homes during daylight hours, starting Saturday, provided they sign a harmless waiver (the waiver is attached to this article as a PDF).
Residents should bring the form signed to Quogue Village Hall where the town attorney will be available to noterize the form and verify property ownership. The attorney will be on hand between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Business owners and fishermen have been permitted to access the Shinnecock Inlet via the Ponqogue Bridge as on Thursday, provided they signed a waiver and had a four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Access to Dune Road opened to all residents on Thursday on Dune Road within the jurisdictions of the Villages of Quogue, Westhampton Beach and Westhampton Dunes; however, access to East Quogue has been restricted with blockades at the end of the Quogue border.
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For more coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, click here.
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