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Cops: Power knocked out to Jamesport homes after car flips on Main Road


Power was knocked out to an indeterminate number of Jamesport homes after a man’s vehicle flipped over on Main Road around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, taking down a power line, Riverhead Town police said.

According to Sgt. Tim Palmer, an unidentified man was driving east on Main Road in Jamesport when his vehicle suddenly crashed into a telephone pole and flipped over near Ziemacki Lane. He was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The Riverhead Town Police Department, Jamesport Fire Department and Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps all responded to the accident scene. As of 6 p.m., traffic was being blocked in both directions on Main Road between Laurel Lane in Laurel and Manor Lane in Jamesport. Authorities said they are trying to determine if the power line is live.

With Chris Lisinski and Tim Gannon

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