Long Island Expressway
Imagine the temptation of an extra empty lane on a crowded expressway, that others could use, but not you, just because of where you live? It’s a problem frustrating Long Island drivers for years, but now it is finally fixed.
New York is among the most congested cities in America and one of its highways the worst road for traffic in the country, according to a new study.
The storm hit at rush hour Feb. 8 and dumped 30 inches of snow on some parts of eastern Long Island.
Jason Parker, 25, was charged with criminal mischief, assault and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after he smashed another driver’s windows with a bat and punched him in the face last Wednesday, police said.
James Ryan, 26, was arraigned Wednesday on new charges including aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, aggravated vehicular assault, criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated, among others.
Emergency Service Police Officers Fred Sales and Carl Glaser responded after a 911 caller reported an injured owl on the side of the westbound LIE near Exit 65 at 8:25 a.m.
Eight people were injured Sunday afternoon in a multi-vehicle accident on the Long Island Expressway in eastern Queens.
An off-duty NYPD officer was killed early Monday in a crash on the Long Island Expressway.
Three boys growing up without a father joined their widowed mother in a courtroom on Thursday. What they heard angered them and police officers — a plea deal for a drowsy driver who took an officer’s life.
Carlos Gonzalez is sore and shaken up after being involved in the pile-up. He said it was a chain reaction started by an aggressive dump truck driver, bearing down on other cars before rear-ending one of them.
Robert Stundis, 48, was arrested on Oct. 10 after police pulled him over on the Long Island Expressway after numerous 911 callers noticed a mini-bus swerving in and out of lanes with a blown front tire.
AAA of New York said more aggressive plowing used in past storms should have been employed over the weekend to keep the Long Island Expressway open and avoid stranding motorists.
Heavy duty construction trucks have been deployed to try to break up the packed snow and ice that seems to be almost fused to the roadway.
The blizzard late Friday and early Saturday left an extensive trail of damage in Suffolk County, and residents were working hard to clean up ahead of the new work week.
Many drivers wound up spending the night in their cars, waiting for first responders to come to the rescue. Parts of Suffolk County were slammed with up to 30 inches of snow.
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