Reeves Avenue closed due to flooding; high winds predicted

02/25/2011 10:49 AM |
Reeves Avenue in Riverhead was flooded Friday morning

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Reeves Avenue in Riverhead was flooded Friday morning. Click to see more photos.

A portion of Reeves Avenue in Riverhead has been closed due to flooding in the area Friday morning, according to town highway superintendent George “Gio” Woodson.

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The road will be closed between Roanoke Avenue and Horton Avenue until the rain stops and the water subsides, Mr. Woodson said. Town highway trucks and road closing signs could be seen on Route 25 in Calverton Friday morning.

He added that Horton Avenue, the low-lying flood-prone street which was inundated with over a foot of water during a storm last March, is not yet flooded.

“Horton has quite a bit of water on it,” he said. “But it’s not flooded yet.”

Wind gusts of between 20 and 30 mph, and some reaching 60 mph, are expected today, according to the National Weather Service. A high of 49 degrees is predicted during today’s heavy storm.

“High winds will bring down trees and power lines,” the Weather Service states on its website. “Loose, lightweight objects such as trash cans and deck furniture should be brought indoors or secured. Use extreme caution while driving.”

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