Drivers: Overgrown grass on LI roads a hazard

Drivers on Long Island say the grass lining main roads such as the Southern State Parkway and Long Island Expressway has become an overgrown hazard.

The state Department of Transportation say budget problems forced it to scale back on mowing frequency. Residents, such as Lisa Scavone and Brandon Urquhart, say the tall grass makes the roads more dangerous.

Commissioner Joe Williams, of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Services, says the overgrown grass is an even bigger problem once brush fire season begins. In addition, experts warn that tall grass is often home to ticks, which could affect drivers that need to pull over.

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