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