PHOTOS: Ponquogue Bridge Open

Access to East Quogue on Dune Road is still blocked off.

Residents wrapped in scarves and warm coats, some walking their dogs, ventured across the Ponquogue Bridge on Thursday morning to see the scenes left by Hurricane Sandy— sand piled 7 feet high on either side of Dune Road and bulldozers working to uncover the Shinnecock Commercial Dock parking lot.

Just a week and a half before, 5 to 6 inches of sand covered Dune Road fom the inlet to the border of East Quogue.

Related: PHOTOS: Dune Road Washed Out

While the Ponquogue Bridge is open, access to the East Quogue portion of roadway remains closed off and homeowners wishing to gain access to their homes must sign a hold harmless waiver and have a four-wheel drive vehicle.

Related:East Quogue Dune Road Residents Can Access Properties

According to Chris Bean, the town's parks and recreation supervisor, the highway department is working on a plan to reopen those 4 miles of roadway, but it will take time.

Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor did not return request for comment.

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