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Five Roads Still Closed in Northport

Storm debris impeding some streets, village waiting on LIPA.

Five village roads remain closed as of Thursday night, according to Northport Police. They are Union Place, Scudder Place between Vail and Short Street, Chestnut Circle between Doris and Laurel Street, Burt Avenue between Chestnut and Oak, and Cherry Street/ Soper Avenue.

Police Chief Ric Bruckenthal said the village is waiting on LIPA to remove downed trees tangled in powerlines, such as those at Union Place, which he described as a "viper's nest" of wires and debris. Northport employees are forbidden by law from working on trees or limbs hanging from or touching wires.

"We're waiting for utility crews to clear those streets with the wires," he said, "once the wires are gone any trees or poles can be removed by the highway department."

Bruckenthal said that the village and police department have not gotten any response from LIPA. "Every time something new comes down we'll advise them, but they have not given us any information," he said. "It's a one-way stream."

Read more about the challenges Northport Village faces in regards to LIPA here.

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Michael John Sullivan November 09, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Do you not have power, Jason?
Jason Molinet November 09, 2012 at 08:34 PM
I'll tell you Saturday...
Diane November 09, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Wow, N'rptr, way to kick a guy when he's down. Happily, your snarky attitude is NOT representative of the people of our fair town. If there's anything the REST of your neighbors can do to help out, Jason & Karin (call LIPA, town officials, etc.), put up a post - - I'm sure we'd be happy to help out - - and leave the nasty comments for the likes of N'rptr..
Karin Stucchio November 09, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Diane - there's a term for those on the Internet who write provocative comments with the sole intention of provoking the rest of us into posting an emotional response. Just ignore them and they'll go away. Notice the smiley face at the end of my sentence. Yes I am enjoying not having cars on the street my children play on. But I am realistic and I do understand why people come down Soper - to make a safe left turn onto 25A. If it keeps people safe, who am I to complain?
Diane November 09, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Noted - - but my response wasn't emotional, it was heartfelt. I hate nastiness and since writer is named N'rptr, wouldn't want anyone to think those feelings are representative of those in our town. I agree with you - - it's all part of living in suburbia, and it's all good.

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