Multiple accidents, icy roads force road closures across Riverhead area

02/01/2011 3:59 PM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Motorists on Main Road in Aquebogue were driving cautiously heading both east and west around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Update: The Riverhead Free Library and Tanger Outlets both closed at 5 p.m. today. All night classes at Suffolk County Community College were canceled, as well.

Icy streets have caused multiple car accidents and the closing of several roads in the area Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

County Road 105 has been closed between Flanders Road and Main Road, Center Drive near the County Center courts complex in Riverside is closed and County Road 51 is closed from the County Center to Eastport-Manor Road in Eastport, authorities said.

Southampton Town Police Sergeant Lisa Costa said officers in that department were responding to eight accidents in the Flanders and Riverside area on Tuesday afternoon. Riverhead Police said there was four accidents on County Road 105 alone.

A car reportedly rolled over near the County Center just after 2 p.m. The accident required “heavy rescue” according to an alert from the Riverhead Fire Department. And another accident requiring heavy rescue was reported about 4 p.m. where Route 25 meets the Long Island Expressway.

The National Weather Service is predicting freezing rain tonight and tomorrow.

A high of 40 degrees is predicted for Wednesday, with ice accumulation of less than an inch.

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  • I saw the 6 car pileup north of the Cross Peconic Bridge. Seems like there is a danger zone there near Indian Island Park. Moisture probably rises off the creeks there and forms ice. The roads north and south of there even on the bridge seemed perfectly safe. Then ice appears without warning

  • I saw the 6 car pileup north of the Cross Peconic Bridge. Seems like there is a danger zone there near Indian Island Park. Moisture probably rises off the creeks there and forms ice. The roads north and south of there even on the bridge seemed perfectly safe. Then ice appears without warning

  • The supporters of the district are NOT considering any option other than the staus quo. I was there and that is all I heard. Despite the fact they acknowledge the taxes are out of line, they clearly have no intention of cooperating with the community and living within our means.

  • It’s election year – Connie Kepert and Mark Lesko have to go !

  • There could have been cooperation if the individuals who are responsible for this action, had been truthful from the outset. A solution was not sought from the very beginning. What I find appalling is the tiny group of residents being offended when people who had been lied to and decieved voiced their opinion! I do thank the petitioners though, simply because they open my eyes to “GERRYMANDERING” this is the true reason our fire taxes are so high, it has nothing to do with GHFD! Let’s tell the truth and shame the devil…

  • Lied to? I signed a petition to dissolve the district and form fire protection district.

    I think that the feasibility study vindicated all the petitioners had to say.
    Opt C, keep the dept and dissolve the district and lower taxes. I think that is a win-win situation for all.

  • Why should I have to pay more or give up some of my fire service so you can pay less in taxes? If you want to pay what I pay then move in my district it’s that simple and leave the people of Gordon Heights alone. I want NO part of higher taxes not ONE CENT!!

  • Since there are only 900 homeowners in this fire district, the homeowners should vote whether the fire district is dissolved or not.