Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.
Motorists were still moving slowly as crews directed traffic through flooded out roadways in Bay Shore Wednesday afternoon.
A water main break caused a massive sinkhole to open up on a street in Fort Lee, New Jersey Monday afternoon.
The sinkhole posed a serious danger to drivers and repeated complaints were made, but neighbors said nothing was being done about it.
Traffic was snagged in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Wednesday afternoon, after a sinkhole estimated at 6 feet deep opened up in the middle of Driggs Avenue.
The break occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, sending water pouring into businesses on the street.
The break took place shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday.
Footage from the scene shows the car fell in up to its rear wheels.
A New Jersey man Monday night recalled the terrifying experience of watching a building partially collapse into a sinkhole in a resort near Orlando, Fla.
The storm surge that decimated much of the Jersey Shore created about 60 holes in Ortley Beach. The holes were formed when water got under the sand beneath the homes.
The four-foot-wide sinkhole disabled 18 vehicles after it opened up Thursday morning in the right lane at the approach of the Driscoll Bridge near mile marker 128.
The cause of the road collapse is under investigation.
It’s gone from bad to worse. A massive sinkhole has turned from traffic nightmare to sickening situation in Brooklyn. A sewer main broke more than two months ago in Bay Ridge, creating a huge hole in the street.
Crews had been working nearly around-the-clock to repair the 20-foot crater that opened on 79th Street in Bay Ridge on Wednesday.
A 20-foot section of pavement on 79th Street in Bay Ridge opened up Wednesday leaving a huge sinkhole and nearly swallowing a car.