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"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,12:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Passenger Killed, Driver Critically Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash

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Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a passenger and critically injured the driver last evening.

Huntington, NY - January 18th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a passenger and critically injured the driver last evening.
 
Fermin Estevez was driving a 2003 Acura southbound on Pidgeon Hill Road when his vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2013 Toyota minivan, driven by Anthony Depalo at 8:20 p.m.
 
Coles Jacquet, 30, of Huntington Station, a passenger in the Acura, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Estevez, 23, of Greenlawn, was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital and is listed in critical condition with head injuries.
 
Depalo, 34, of Huntington Station, his wife, Sharon, 34, and their three children, a 5-year-old male, a 3-year-old male, and a 6-month-old female, were transported via Huntington Community First Aid Squad to Huntington Hospital. Depalo and his children were treated and released. His wife was treated for minor injuries.
 
The vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
 
Incident:         Passenger Killed, Driver Critically Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location:        Pidgeon Hill Road and Windham Drive, South Huntington
Date/Time:     Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:20 p.m.

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