Struck fire hydrant causes flooding, partial road collapse in Riverhead

According to Riverhead police, the flooding was brought on by a vehicle that struck a fire hydrant around 6:40 a.m. Police and the water department are on the scene.

Bob Doda

Jan 13, 2024, 5:10 PM

Updated 187 days ago

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The eastbound lanes of Old Country Road in Riverhead are expected to be closed “for an extended period” due to a partial roadway collapse brought on by flooding.
According to Riverhead police, the flooding was brought on by a vehicle that struck a fire hydrant around 6:40 a.m. Police and the water department are on the scene.
“Access to the shopping center at 739 Old Country is available from Oliver St. and Ostrander Ave.,” said a press release issued by the police department.
Anyone with information about the damaged fire hydrant is urged to call Riverhead police at 631-727-4500 ext. 312.


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