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Unplowed roads slow rescue response

Stony Brook volunteer firefighters laid Dorothy on a

Stony Brook volunteer firefighters laid Dorothy on a stretcher and carried her a half-mile to a main street. (February 12, 2013 8:35 PM)

Rescue crews say unplowed roads are slowing down response times.

On Saturday morning, Ann Rose Shannon's mother, Dorothy, suffered a heart attack. With nearly 3 feet of snow blanketing her Stony Brook neighborhood, the fire department couldn't get an ambulance or vehicle on her street.

Stony Brook volunteer firefighters laid Dorothy on a stretcher and carried her a half-mile to a main...

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