East Main Street Re-Open On Sunday; Downed Power Line Repaired

Detours were set up until late Saturday night.

East Main Street in Riverhead is re-open for traffic Sunday morning, after an accident Saturday involving a downed utility pole left the thoroughfare closed for the entire day.

Drivers trying to access the Peconic Riverfront for Saturday's bonfire from points east via East Main Street were detoured on Sunday evening.

According to Riverhead police, however, East Main Street was open for traffic Sunday morning.

The delay, police said, was due to a wait for a Long Island Power Authority crew to repair the damage. Verizon, police said, were on the scene, but despite a number calls to LIPA, officials were told no estimated time of arrival could be given.

An accident on East Main Street on Saturday morning led to an overturned car, with the driver and passengers fleeing the scene on foot, police said.

According to Riverhead Town police, a motor vehicle accident occurred at 3:52 a.m. Saturday morning, taking down a utility pole directly across from the Millbrook Apartments.

The driver and passengers from the vehicle fled the scene on foot, police said. The car, which had South Carolina license plates, was impounded.

The downed pole led to loss of power on East Main Street, police said; although repair trucks were on the scene Saturday morning working on the pole, the street was closed all day.

Also in Riverhead, police said, an exploded transformer on Northville Turnpike led to a loss of power for residents.

Calls to LIPA media representatives were not immediately returned.


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