Last night’s winter storm might not have lived up to the hype, but that doesn’t mean all the local roads are safe to drive on.
Drifts are causing serious hazards on the roads — including a seven-car pileup that led to a partial closure of Main Road in Jamesport around 11 a.m. Sunday — and the conditions won’t get much better once a wind chill advisory goes into effect this evening.
Riverhead police said there were no injuries reported in the Main Road crash.
Police have requested motorists avoid travel on the following roads: Reeves Avenue, Hulse Landing Road (between Route 25A and Sound Avenue), Sound Avenue (east of Roanoke Avenue and east of Northville Turnpike), Northville Turnpike (northeast of Doctors Path), Main Road in Jamesport (east of Herricks Lane), Peconic Bay Boulevard (east of Tuts Lane).
“Conditions on the listed roads are hazardous and can become impassable due to drifting and white out conditions,” police said in an 11:30 a.m. press release.
The National Weather Service has issued advisory from 6 p.m. Sunday to 9 a.m. Monday. Winds between 30 and 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 MPH are expected.
Temperatures will dip below zero overnight. Keep in touch with National Weather Service alerts through its website.