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Cops: Expect traffic delays in Hampton Bays during officer's services

NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen's wake will be Monday and Tuesday. His funeral is Wednesday morning.

NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen.

NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen. Photo Credit: NYPD Twitter

Drivers in Hampton Bays should expect traffic delays Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during services for NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen of Calverton, who was killed in a friendly fire shooting in Queens.

Simonsen's wake will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. All services will be held at St. Rosalie Roman Catholic Church, 31 E. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays. Interment will be at the Jamesport Cemetery following the funeral Mass.

Southampton Town police urged motorists to prepare for additional traffic on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays on Monday between 6 to 10 p.m. and on Tuesday between 1 and 10 p.m., according to a news release issued Saturday morning.

On Wednesday, there will be several road closures and parking restrictions in Hampton Bays, the release stated. Police asked drivers to avoid Montauk Highway in that area from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Parking will not be available from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. in these locations:

  • Montauk Highway from Flanders Road to Canoe Place Road
  • Squiretown Road from Montauk Highway to Old Riverhead Road
  • Ponquogue Avenue from Montauk Highway to Good Ground Road
  • Springville Road from Montauk Highway to Good Ground Road

The following roads will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • Montauk Highway from Flanders Road to Old Riverhead Road
  • Squiretown Road from Montauk Highway to Old Riverhead Road
  • Ponquogue Avenue from Montauk Highway to Good Ground Road
  • Springville Road from Montauk Highway to Good Ground Road 

The Long Island Rail Road said on Monday evening that it would not be making previously announced changes in train schedules on the Montauk branch. The adjustments had been announced originally as a way to accommodate mourners attending Simonsen's wake and funeral.

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