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Riverhead school bus fire Long Island Expressway

A Riverhead school bus caught fire and was destroyed Thursday afternoon after it was involved in a “serious accident” on the Long Island Expressway, according to district superintendent Nancy Carney. READ

10/28/14 5:37pm
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Two westbound lanes on the Long Island Expressway will be closed between exits 70 and 71 tonight and Thursday night as workers perform “major repairs” of the Halsey Manor Road Bridge, a New York State Department of Transportation spokesperson said Tuesday.

One lane will remain open between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. both nights (weather permitting) while the repairs are made to the bridge, which was recently damaged by a truck in a crash. Drivers are urged to use alternate routes or they will experience delays.

09/30/14 6:51pm
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(Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The van spun across three lanes of traffic on the LIE before crashing into the woods Tuesday. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center after a Honda van crashed into the woods off the Long Island Expressway Tuesday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.  (more…)

01/02/14 4:35pm
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UPDATE: Officials announced that the LIE will remain closed in both directions until 8 a.m., limiting traffic to emergency personnel.

ORIGINAL STORY: Long Island Expressway will be closed to traffic at midnight tonight, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, as a snowstorm dumps anywhere from five to nine inches of snow tonight into Friday morning.

The LIE will be closed until at least 5 a.m. and a decision to reopen the highway will be made between 3:30 and 4 a.m., Mr. Cuomo said.

Mr. Cuomo said a state-wide state of emergency has been declared and he urged residents to stay off the roads.

In Riverhead, highway superintendent Gio Woodson said his crews are ready for the storm. Click here to read more.

12/11/13 10:59am
12/11/2013 10:59 AM


An unidentified Riverhead woman was the driver involved in a fatal pedestrian accident in Holtsville on the Long Island Expressway Tuesday night, Suffolk County police said in a press release.

Ryan Marshall, 24, of Coram was driving a 2005 Honda CRV eastbound on the LIE when his vehicle ran out of gas between exits 62 and 63, police said.

He was walking across the eastbound lanes when he was struck by a 2006 Ford minivan heading east in the HOV lane at about 7:50 p.m., officials said.

“It appears that [Mr. Marshall] may have been trying to cross the expressway to get to a Suffolk County Highway Patrol officer that was stopped on the expressway’s center median,” police said in a statement.

Mr. Marshall was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, police said.

Police described the driver of the Ford as a 55-year-old woman who works for DSS. She was not injured and remained at the scene after the accident, officials said. No other details about the driver were immediately available.

The Ford was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said.