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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory now in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Seas 6 to 11 feet. * Visibility...1 nm or less this morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,03:00 PM

LIRR Resumes Service to Montauk After Repairing East Hampton Bridge

North Main Street Bridge Badly Damaged by Trucker Who Disobeyed Posted Clearance Signs

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Montauk, NY - May 21, 2014  - MTA Long Island Rail Road resumed train service on the Montauk Branch east of Bridgehampton out to Montauk after repairing the North Main Street Bridge in East Hampton which was badly damaged Tuesday morning when it was struck by a private sanitation truck whose driver had disobeyed posted clearance limits.
 
LIRR crews worked for more than 24 hours straight to repair the damage and the 4:30 p.m. train from Hunterspoint Ave., due in Montauk at 7:34 p.m., was the first eastbound train to operate over the structure.
 
Since the incident on Monday, buses had been serving customers between Speonk and Montauk yesterday and between Bridgehampton and Montauk today.
 
The force of the truck’s impact caused the structure to be dislodged southward by up to an inch and a quarter. It also pushed the track out of alignment vertically and horizontally.
 
LIRR Track crews first had to cut the continuously welded rail in order for a crane to lift the bridge back into place. Once the structure had been properly seated, the LIRR Track Department crews began the task of resetting the rails. At the same time the LIRR Structural Maintenance forces began repairs to the bearing stiffeners that support the bridge abutments, which had sustained substantial damage from the impact.
 
The concerted effort of LIRR employees assures the full restoration of service to the East End of Long Island in plenty of time for the Memorial Day Weekend and the beginning of the busy summer season.