Drivers frustrated over flooded road in Huntington

HUNTINGTON - Drivers in Huntington say the heavy rain this week has brought back ongoing flooding problems with one of the town's main roadways.

According to residents, New York Avenue is underwater, but the frustration is nothing new. They say that the busy roadway turns into a river every time it rains.

Police say that recent downpours have left parts of the road underneath water between a foot and 18 inches deep. They say they have no choice except to close it when that happens because people underestimate how deep the water gets.

As News 12 Long Island has reported, the state Department of Transportation already approved a plan to improve drainage on New York Avenue, but a spokesperson says a court battle over the project is holding up the work.

Heavy rain causes flooding on LI

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Tens of thousands of Long Island students are 1 Thousands of students to opt out of state testing
Trump's road to the White House, paved in 2 Trump's 100-days vows: Hits, misses, unfinished business
The crash occurred at the corner of College 3 Motorcycle, SUV collide in Selden
The blaze broke out at the Davidson Avenue 4 Firefighter injured while battling house fire in Lynbrook
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised to 5 AG Sessions to MS-13 on LI: We are coming for you

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.