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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 am to 6 PM EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 3 am to 6 PM EST Monday. * Locations...Suffolk County. * Hazard types...heavy snow and wind. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. * Winds...northeast 15 to 25 mph with 30 to 35 mph gusts. * Temperatures...in the lower 30s. * Visibilities...one quarter to one half mile at times. * Timing...snow develops late tonight...and then the heaviest snow will fall from the Monday morning commute through Monday afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of strong winds and a heavy wet snow will bring down tree limbs and power lines. Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Blowing and drifting of snow with near blizzard conditions are expected due to strong winds. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 am to 1 PM EST Monday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 PM Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 10 am to 1 PM EST Monday. A coastal Flood Advisory has also been issued from 10 PM Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. * Locations...coastal locations along the North Shore of Nassau and northwestern Suffolk. * Tidal departures...2 to 2 1/2 feet above astronomical tides. * Timing...minor coastal flooding expected for Monday morning and night high tide cycles. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......1034 am.......10.0-10.5..........minor... Glen Cove NY........1048 am........9.8-10.4..........minor... Old Field NY........1050 am........9.1-9.6...........minor.... ...L.I. Sound water levels for Monday night... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......1102 PM.......10.0-10.5..........minor.... Glen Cove NY........1117 PM........9.6-10.1..........minor.... Old Field NY........1118 PM........9.2-9.7...........minor.... -- Sunday Feb.07 16,08:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Coram Pedestrian Killed in Crash, Acquaintance Charged with DWI

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Crash occurred westbound on Nesconset Highway, West of Old Town Road in Setauket on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 4:11 a.m.

Setauket, NY - July 26, 2014 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a Coram man for driving while intoxicated after his vehicle struck and killed his friend, a pedestrian, in Setauket early this morning.
 
Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct officers responded to Nesconset Highway, west of Old Town Road, at 4:11 a.m. for a 911 call regarding a woman on the side of the road with a serious head injury.
 
Upon arrival, officers observed Lawrence Pagano at the scene trying to assist the victim, a 21-year-old Coram woman named  Krystal Berkowitz. It was determined that Pagano called 911 to report the injury.
 
Upon further investigation it was determined that prior to the crash, the victim and Pagano were together in his 2006 Jeep Liberty in a nearby parking lot. The victim exited Pagano’s car and began walking westbound on Nesconset Highway towards her residence. She chose to walk due to concern about his intoxication. Pagano located the woman and pulled his vehicle to the side of the road in order to speak to her and his vehicle struck the victim.
 
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. 
 
Pagano, 23, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on July 27.  
 
The incident is under investigation by the Vehicular Crime Unit detectives, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and the Suffolk County Crime Laboratory. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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