The black icy conditions on walkways and roadways kept the Community Ambulance Company extremely busy Friday, with 21 calls for help handled by 3 p.m.
"That is more than double our average
daily call volume in only a few hours. Of those 15 calls were weather related injuries," Department Chief Chris Gonzales told Patch in an email.
"We called in additional crews to cover the increased call volume. I am proud to
report that every call received was answered in a timely matter by our
members," he added."
The Sayville-based ambulance company wasn't the only ones busy. Suffolk Police reported they responded to 250 crashes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as 300 calls regarding pedestrians who had fallen due to icy conditions.