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NEARBY: Flooding at Wantagh State Parkway Entrance

(Credit: Jaime Sumersille)
(Credit: Jaime Sumersille)
Editor's Note: This article was written by Jaime Sumersille.

Melting snow from this weekend's blizzard combined with Monday's steady rain has caused flooding across parts of Wantagh.

The access road to the Wantagh State Parkway, Poplar Place, is flooded. Cars were seen swerving out of the way and continuing north on Wantagh Avenue.

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An email sent to the New York State Department of Transportation was not immediately returned.

The National Weather Service is currently calling for more rain and widespread dense fog through the remainder of Monday. Visibility will frequently be reduced to one-quarter mile or less.

Use low-bean headlights when driving and leave plenty of distance ahead in case a sudden stop is needed.
John Dunn February 12, 2013 at 08:11 AM
Road flooding is a massive problem in this area. Clogged sewers are the reason for this. Two particular examples are the intersection of Hewlett Avenue and Smith Street and at the intersection of Hewlett Avenue and Merrick Road. Apart from never being cleaned out as part of any regular maintenance activity, I often see debris being deliberately swept into the sewer gratings.


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