A car crashed into a fire hydrant Friday in Islandia, causing a flood and shutdown of Veterans Memorial Highway, Suffolk police said.

The car partially sank into a hole created when water spewed out of the hydrant, connected to a water main that runs down the center of Veterans Memorial Highway, said Tim Motz, spokesman for the Suffolk County Water Authority.

The driver then took off, he said.

The car, a Lexus, crashed just before 8:30 p.m. about 200 feet west of Sycamore Lane, authorities said.

Veterans Memorial Highway was shut there in both directions, but by 10:30 p.m., only the left lanes in both directions remained closed, police said.

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Police said the car was abandoned and the driver nowhere to be found. The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Repair crews were at the scene late Friday, Motz said.

Correction: A previous version of this story was incorrect due to information provided by authorities. The driver was not found.