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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, June 13, 2014

A minivan drove up the support wire of

A minivan drove up the support wire of a utility pole Friday, June 13, 2014 on Old Country Road and Kroemer Avenue in Riverhead. Credit: News12 viewer

Good afternoon, Long Island. As we wrap up Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Friday, June 13, 2014, take a look at what happened today on Long Island.

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Police: Minivan drove up utility pole wire in Riverhead

Riverhead Town police said they were not immediately sure whether there were injuries when a minivan drove up the support wire of a utility pole Friday morning on Old Country Road and Kroemer Avenue.

Police responding to a call for a single-vehicle accident at about 7:25 a.m. found that a van had climbed the “down guy” wire, the metal cable attached to the ground used to support a utility pole.

A police spokesman said Friday the officers were still investigating, so more information was not readily available. An ambulance was called, he said, but it was not known whether there were any injuries.


CRIME ALERT: Men wanted for grand larceny in Bridgehampton

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Southampton Town Police detectives seek the public's help in identifying and locating the men who allegedly used credit cards stolen in Bridgehampton earlier this month. On June 7, the two men, driving a gray four-door Hyundai, used the credit cards they stole from a vehicle at places in Bridgehampton, Bay Shore and Patchogue. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.


The forecast shows fog in the morning, with skies to remain overcast with showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 77 degrees and a low of 64 degrees.


FREEPORT: Police are directing traffic on Sunrise Highway westbound at Brookside Avenue.

ISLIP: There's ongoing construction on the Sunrise Highway service road westbound between Heckscher State Parkway and Carleton Avenue.

MERRICK: The off-ramp is closed on Sunrise Highway eastbound at Meadowbrook Parkway.

VALLEY STREAM: There's construction on Sunrise Highway westbound after Rockaway Avenue and to Mill Road.

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