Officials: About 100 crashes reported in Suffolk County amid winter storm

Earlier in the day, police said 60 crashes in total involved physical injuries, and a third of those crashes were on Sunrise Highway.

News 12 Staff

Feb 19, 2021, 1:19 AM

Updated 1,150 days ago

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Officials: About 100 crashes reported in Suffolk County during height of winter stormSnow and ice made for some tough travel conditions in Suffolk County Thursday.
Suffolk police say the treacherous roads led to about 100 crashes, including one on Sunrise Highway in Sayville, where a SUV flipped over and a passenger was ejected. The driver was charged with DWI.
Earlier in the day, police said 60 crashes in total involved physical injuries, and a third of those crashes were on Sunrise Highway. They say a majority of in the incidents happened earlier in the day.
Officials say the snow is making for dangerous road conditions, and drivers are urged to use caution. Plows started getting the upper hand on things as the snow calmed down into the evening hours, but driving was still a brutal task for commuters thanks to slush and ice.


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