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Storm leaves behind minimal trail of damage in Riverhead

01/24/2017 8:14 AM |

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The North Fork avoided any major damage overnight as a nor’easter swept across the region bringing heavy wind and rain, according to local officials.

Riverhead Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson said things were “pretty good in Riverhead.” He said there was only minor flooding in areas and the department is taking care of that this morning. A lamp post came down on South Jamesport Avenue and that is also currently being fixed.

“We did OK as far as the storm goes,” he said.

He said PSEG-Long Island was a big help by trimming back wires prior to the storm and the highway department was aggressive with trimming down trees prior to the storm as well. No major power outages were reported in the area by PSEG as of 8 a.m. today. There were 1,810 customers without power across all of Long Island as of 8 a.m.

Riverhead police reported no major accidents or damage overnight.

A coastal flood warning remains in effect until 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The High Wind Warning has expired.

A chance of rain remains throughout the day with gusts of wind reaching 36 mph, according to the NWS, until sunny skies return Wednesday with a high temperature of 48 degrees.

WITH JOE WERKMEISTER

Photo: Flooding along the Peconic Riverfront in Riverhead just before 8 a.m. Tuesday. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

A view of Iron Pier Beach Tuesday morning at about 8:30 a.m. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

A view of Iron Pier Beach Tuesday morning at about 8:30 a.m. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

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