Residents in coastal areas of Long Island are being told to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Irene makes its way up the East Coast.
Those most directly impacted include residents who live south of Sunrise Highway between the Queens line and Rockville Center, south of Merrick Road from Rockville center to the Suffolk County border and low-lying areas on the north shore.
Suffolk County is installing steel cable barriers on two of its highway medians in an effort to prevent deadly crossover crashes.
“His vehicle went off the roadway and struck a concrete bridge support. Sgt. Reecks died at the scene,” said Det. Lt. Gail Marrero of the Suffolk County PD.
Suffolk County police said they arrested Scott Coutts, who was driving eastbound on the westbound lanes of the Sunrise Highway Service Road before striking an SUV.
Officials on Long Island say they’ll be conducting an investigation into a propane gas leak that forced the evacuation of 900 homes.
Workers fixed a propane gas leak in Shirley that prompted authorities to evacuate 900 homes. CBS 2 learned late Saturday evening that residents were being allowed to return home.
This time, a 43-year-old North Bellmore man was arrested after going in the wrong direction on Sunrise Highway and crashing into another car.
Police and emergency responders have been busy all night on Long Island. Slick, icy road conditions are to blame. The thin coating of wet snow and temperatures in the low 20s led to accidents.
The arrests are the fourth and fifth incidents of wrong-way driving in a month. Unlike the other incidents, however, neither arrest early Thursday involved accidents or injuries.
A heartbroken Long Island mother had an angry message for the accused drunken driver who police say killed her teen daughter as she walked home from volunteering.
Nassau County police say Sgt. Anthony Johnson’s Jeep Cherokee crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream at around 3 a.m. Sunday.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) – A school bus driver has died of his injuries two days after an early morning crash involving a tanker truck on a Long Island highway.
AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) – A school bus driver was hospitalized in critical condition after an early morning crash involving a tanker truck on a Long Island highway.
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A Long Island construction company is on the lookout for its 6,000 pound hammer.
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