08/13/14 9:36am
08/13/2014 9:36 AM
A car was pulled out of a flooded Sound Avenue this morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A car was pulled out of a flooded Sound Avenue this morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Several streets remain closed after an overnight rainstorm dumped as much as 6 inches of rain on areas in Wading River and Calverton, town workers said.

Riverhead Town police have closed Fresh Pond Avenue, Hulse Landing Road south of Sound Avenue, and Brookline Court due to flooding in the roadway, according to a press statement.

The National Weather Service has issued an urban flood advisory until 11 a.m. due to possible “residual flooding” from rainwater runoff. According to the NWS’s data, most of Riverhead Town received about an inch of rain overnight, but areas in northern Calverton and farther west in Wading River reported higher amounts of between 3 and 6 inches.

Police and emergency officials have reported no traffic accidents since the storm, though officers have responded to roughly 15 calls for flooded roadways, dangerous conditions and disabled vehicles, police said.

Riverhead Highway Superintendent George “Gio” Woodson said highway crews have been working in the Wading River and Calverton area west of Sound Avenue since 7 a.m. to unclog drains and ease flooding.

Mr. Woodson said much of the rainwater is coming off the nearby farms, flooding the local roads.

“The rain’s stopped now, so you have to give water time to drain,” he said. “Give it a couple of hours and it should be back to normal by noon.”

psquire@timesreview.com

Highway crews pumping out a storm drain on Fresh Pond Avenue south of Sound Avenue Wednesday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Highway crews pumping out a storm drain on Fresh Pond Avenue south of Sound Avenue Wednesday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

03/24/14 11:21am
03/24/2014 11:21 AM

Screen shot 2014-03-24 at 11.17.38 AMAn early spring blast of snow that had been predicted to bring upward of 6 inches to the East End is now expected to duck south and east of Long Island, sparing the region from the worst of the powerful storm, weather experts say.

Riverhead can expect to see between 2 to 3 inches by Wednesday morning, said meteorologist Tim Morrin of the National Weather Service.

“Its track will move most of its precipitation over the ocean,” he said. “For us, it’ll be a glancing blow.”

The storm will begin in the late afternoon Tuesday and residents can expect flurries through the early evening, though any snow that falls shouldn’t impact their evening commute, Mr. Morrin said.

“The roadways shouldn’t get snow covered [before the evening commute],” he said. ”The storm will pass too far to the east to really hit too hard.”

psquire@timesreview.com

 

03/14/14 12:00pm
03/14/2014 12:00 PM
Snow blanketed Calverton during a winter storm last month (Credit: Paul Squire)

Snow blanketed Calverton during a winter storm last month. (Credit: Paul Squire)

With the official start of spring less than a week away, Riverhead may be in for one more blast of snow Sunday night, weather forecasts predict.

Though predicted snow totals aren’t available yet, National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Morrin said the area could receive “a few to possibly several inches” by Monday morning. (more…)

03/02/14 6:00am
03/02/2014 6:00 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from 6 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday, with meteorologists now calling for snow accumulations of about three to six inches across Long Island.

This is lower than earlier predictions of up to eight inches.

The forecast also includes 10 to 15 mph winds, with gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures will remain in the teens and 20s.

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