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UPDATE: Sunrise Highway Crash Cleared; Traffic Flowing Normally

Publication: The East Hampton Press
Staff Writer   Aug 7, 2013 7:38 AM
Aug 7, 2013 11:22 AM

UPDATE: 9:30 a.m.

The two vehicles involved in the Wednesday morning accident on Sunrise Highway have been removed from the roadway's shoulder and traffic is flowing normally.

UPDATE: 8 a.m.

A non-fatal two-car crash Wednesday morning near exit 66 on Sunrise Highway has eastbound traffic congested on the South Fork.

No lanes were closed because of the accident, New York State police said, and both cars have been pulled over to the shoulder, but eastbound traffic remains plugged near the Shinnecock Canal on Sunrise as well as Montauk Highway as drivers are seeking an alternative route.

The accident occurred at about 7:07 a.m., according to state police, but the cause remains unknown. The trooper on the scene has not reported how many people were in each vehicle or what injuries, if any, were incurred.

No other agencies are responding to the incident and the trooper on the scene is waiting for tow trucks to remove the vehicles from the side of the road.

UPDATE: 7:50 a.m.

New York State Police said the crash was minor, and the road remains open. There are significant delays, however, as traffic moves past the scene.

Original Story

A car accident has closed the eastbound lanes of Sunrise Highway near the North Road Shinnecock exit just east of Hampton Bays.

State Police are on the scene but it is not known how long the roadway will be closed. Heavy delays should be expected.

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Time to enact OPERATION SLOW 'EM DOWN. Calling on all locals and local business owners to drive 35-40 max at all times on CR 39. Please ask all drivers to stick to a strict 35-40 mph. Have some fun with it and the people that will undoubtedly be all ticked off. Find solidarity in the others that have chosen to make a stand and also drive at a safe and logical rate of speed. Time to stop this insanity.
By KevinLuss (142), Detroit, Michigan on Aug 7, 13 7:51 AM
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On 27 not 39. State speed limit.

Excellent timely reporting by the Press, and thanks for the email alert.
By PBR (4364), Southampton on Aug 7, 13 8:08 AM
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If only we had no place to go, that would be fine...
By The Royal 'We' (138), Southampton on Aug 7, 13 9:18 AM
stop in the chamber office Karen might still have some bumper stickers the CAC made up that say I drive 35 on 39. And yes it drives people batty. BOB SCHEPPS
By Bob Schepps (77), Southampton on Aug 7, 13 2:26 PM
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But what has this got to do with an accident on Sunrise Highway? The speed limit is 55, not 35.
By btdt (268), water mill on Aug 7, 13 6:49 PM
Why do they have to shut down the entire road going eastbound? Can't they leave one lane open?
By lucy2 (63), Southampton, NY on Aug 7, 13 7:57 AM
Just east of bridge over The Canal. May not be possible given need for investigation?
By PBR (4364), Southampton on Aug 7, 13 8:09 AM
Road is open per update.
By PBR (4364), Southampton on Aug 7, 13 8:10 AM
Patience, the virtue, will now be demonstrated below.
By PBR (4364), Southampton on Aug 7, 13 8:11 AM
27east seems to have improved their response time - good job
By Nature (2561), Hampton Bays on Aug 7, 13 9:11 AM
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