04/29/14 3:21pm
04/29/2014 3:21 PM
(Credit: Paul Squire)

A woman was airlifted from a crash in Calverton Tuesday as a precaution. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A T-bone collision in Calverton sent three women to local hospitals, with one woman being airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center “as a precaution,” police at the scene said. (more…)

04/28/14 3:57pm
04/28/2014 3:57 PM

This photo of a purported 40 mm mortar shell had police evacuate Kent Animal Shelter Monday afternoon. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

A Calverton animal shelter was briefly evacuated Monday afternoon after an employee unwittingly brought a mortar shell he discovered while clamming over the weekend into the office.  (more…)

01/10/14 11:20am

Update: The Riverhead Highway Department reported that sanding trucks have been dispatched to help deal with the icy roads, although even the trucks are sliding on the roads in some spots. No roads have been officially closed as of 1 p.m., although a section of Sound Avenue was closed between Edwards Avenue and Fresh Pond Avenue due to a down pole.

Original Story: The Suffolk County Police Department is advising motorists to use extreme caution when driving on roadways due to icy conditions.

The advisory was issued shortly after 11 a.m. Friday morning, stating “the roadways are icy and considered hazardous.”

The U.S. National Weather Service reported an hour earlier that rain is moving across Long Island and is “creating some slick and hazardous conditions where temps are currently below freezing.”

“While temperatures will be slowly rising above freezing over the next few hours, give yourself plenty of extra time while traveling and go slow,” the weather report states.

In Riverhead Town, police say they have received a number of reports of cars skidding on the ice Friday morning, although there were no serious accidents as of midday.

Riverhead Town employees also have been applying salt to the parking lot around Town Hall and the police station, which have become icy in spots.

Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter said the town will be issuing a similar advisory.

“We want to advise people to be careful walking on sideways because they may be icy, and to please adjust your speed accordingly if you are driving,” Mr. Walter said.

The supervisor said he had just driven on Long Island Expressway, which was icy.

Southampton Town Police also issued an advisory at about noon Friday, saying “There remains hazardous road conditions due to freezing rain throughout the township. Please stay off roadways unless absolutely necessary and use extreme caution in such cases.”


01/07/14 9:33am
01/07/2014 9:33 AM

JOSEPH PINCIARO PHOTO | One of the two vehicles involved in a Tuesday morning crash on Route 24 in Calverton that sent two people to a hospital.

Two people were transported to a hospital Tuesday morning after two cars collided near the intersection of Route 24 and Long Island Expressway in Calverton.

According to Suffolk County police, one driver was attempting to turn onto the southbound LIE ramp, while the other driver was headed southbound on Route 24. The two cars crashed shortly after 8 a.m., police said.

Sgt. Dave Kopycinski said he was unsure which car was attempting to turn onto the LIE. Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

“It’s just people not paying attention,” Sgt. Kopycinski said.

Suffolk County police, Riverhead fire department, Wading River fire department, Riverhead volunteer ambulance corps and Manorville volunteer ambulance all responded to the scene.

Route 24 was briefly closed following the crash.