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Strong Storms Rip North Shore; Driving is Hazardous

Authorities caution drivers; street flooding, closings reported.

A band of heavy thunderstorms swept across the North Shore of Long Island just before noon Friday, bringing torrential rain and flash flooding and causing street closings. 

National Weather Service radar showed a heavy band of thunder showers sweeping across Long Island Sound from west to east and stretching northward towards southern Connecticut. 

Emergency Management officials cautioned drivers to be particularly careful. Many Long Island roadways were covered with free-running water. Some streets are being closed.

Several car accidents were reported across Long Island roadways as the storm passed through, including a report of a crash on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway near Hempstead Turnpike, a bus into a sink hole in Levittown and an overturned tractor trailer in Medford on the LIE.

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By 1:30 p.m., NWS radar showed the storm moving easterly across Suffolk County.

Additional storms are forecast for the rest of Friday and throughout the weekend.

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James September 29, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Anyone have additonal information on car crash near 100 Manetto Hill Rd. in Plainview yesterday? I need more information to write my own story on recent crashes on a different news site... I know crash happened at 2:25pm Friday and closed lanes util approximately 6pm with investigation work... I took several photos but have not yet uploaded them to my site. One car left mangled, one overturned on sidewalk, possibly 3 victims with injury. Being that not one news site is reporting this accident(which is usually the case with mva's in the plainview/syosset area), I will obnoxiously write this.... One vehicle was a gold Prius with the plates of "NANIPAPA" taken to Sagamore in Oyster Bay and the other vehicle was a white Isuzu Suv hauled over to Bill's Towing in Hicksville... You may go to either location and get a pic for yourself! Once again, I am writing this because I am fed up with these plainview schmucks running and asking for all information to be held confidential because their either cops, lawyers, or fakes who are embarassed with themselves. You people are no better than the rest of us here on the island. Oh well, you can't hide the facts any longer, I will for now on be on your case' like butter on toast! If there's an incident in our area, I will Find and Post the facts, no more need for lousy-Dowd work. YOUR WELCOME

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