Long Island Expressway
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.
With the snow still coming down fast and heavy in parts of Long Island early Saturday, some motorists found themselves stranded all night in their cars with the Long Island Expressway shut down.
A new mother didn’t make it to the hospital, or even an ambulance, early Sunday – instead giving birth to a baby girl in a car on the Long Island Expressway.
The $450,000 project was approved after the death of Nassau County highway patrolman Michael Califano. The 44-year-old father of three was killed in during a routine traffic stop in 2011 along a poorly lit stretch of highway when a passing truck smashed into his cruiser.
The accident occurred near the 108th Street exit around 4 a.m. Wednesday when the 39-year-old driver of a 2003 Ford Explorer struck the median, police said.
The trucking company that owned the rig blamed for a deadly 35-vehicle pileup on the Long Island Expressway has a blemished safety record.
The wreck happened Wednesday in the eastbound lanes where the L.I.E. meets the William Floyd Parkway at exit 68.
Part of the Long Island Expressway remained closed in both directions late Wednesday night, several hours after a fiery multi-vehicle crash left a woman dead and nearly three dozen others injured.
Limited commuter rail service on Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road has resumed with limited subway service set to resume Thursday.
The foundation says $20,000 each will be given to the 18-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter of Officer Joseph Olivieri, a Nassau County police officer who was struck and killed by a vehicle on the Long Island Expressway.
It was an emotional goodbye at the funeral for Officer Joseph Olivieri at St. Joseph Church in Ronkonkoma Monday.
A sea of blue is expected to dominate Ronkonkoma, as a police officer killed on the Long Island Expressway is laid to rest.
Bail was set at $120,000 for 25-year-old James Ryan. He was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a control substance, driving while intoxicated and other charges.
Officer Joseph Olivieri was apparently struck after he got out of his patrol car to investigate the accident that closed the eastbound lanes of the expressway.