Fall fun means traffic near North Fork farms

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Fall on Long Island means lots of family fun on the North Fork with apple and pumpkin picking, but for the residents who live there it means traffic. And lots of it.

The roads are crammed, and the crowds are causing chaos for some.

Tom Wickham’s family fruit farm is on the main road in Cutchogue. Traffic has become a more serious problem in the last couple of years. Wickham says he loves the business but that he worries visitors may stop coming out because the traffic's so bad.

“It’s particularly bad for those of us whose farms are farther east because the stoppage is up west,” says Wickham.

Harbes Family Orchard in Riverhead was where News 12 found traffic coming to a halt Friday. Frustrated drivers could be seen driving around on the side of the road to get around the traffic.

It's so bad that some drivers are even using farm fields to get around the mess. Melissa Kujawski recorded limos and cars using her family's farm on Manor Lane in Jamesport as a highway.
 

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