Unplowed roads slow rescue response

Rescue crews say unplowed roads are slowing down response times. Rescue crews from eastern Suffolk say getting through unplowed roads is still a challenge.

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

Stony Brook volunteer firefighters laid Dorothy on a stretcher and carried her a half-mile to a main street. (2/12/13)

STONY BROOK - 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 street. Luckily, she is OK.

Rescue crews from eastern Suffolk say getting through unplowed roads is still a challenge, slowing down response time.

Miller Place Fire Chief Kyle Markott has been staffing the firehouse 24/7 since the storm hit because it could be a challenge for the volunteers themselves to make it out of their own houses.

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