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Police: Route 25 Finally Reopens in Aquebogue After 14 Hours

Saturday night accident took down LIPA pole.

A single car accident closed a section of Route 25 in Aquebogue for 14 hours, Riverhead Town Police said Sunday -- sparking traffic snarls on one of the most heavily trafficked weekends of the year in Riverhead.

According to Officer Breitenbach, a single car accident occured on Saturday night when a car heading eastbound ran off the road and took down a LIPA pole.

"It took forever" for LIPA repairs to be completed, Breitenbach said, adding that a section of Route 25 in Aquebogue was shut down from Church Lane to Tuthills Lane for 14 hours.

The section of roadway was finally reopened by 6 p.m. on Sunday evening.

The accident led to a traffic detour and delays, Breitenbach said. "Traffic was backed up at some point -- and this was actually the heaviest weekend for people coming out. It didn't help," he said.

No arrests were made and no serious injuries were reported, Breitenbach said.

northforker October 08, 2012 at 07:33 PM
It was a fairly easy detour. Not as bad as the heavy traffic in Riverhead yesterday.

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