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Live updates: Flooding expected for southern CT. Most of Long Island is in the clear

Published December 11, 2023 at 5:32 AM EST
Satellite images of winter storm at 5:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, according to the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Satellite images of winter storm at 5:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, according to the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A flood watch remains in effect through Monday afternoon after heavy rain and wind blew through the region overnight. Between 3 and 5 inches of rain have fallen since noon on Sunday. Another inch of rainfall is expected this morning.

What you need to know:

Long Island

Flood advisory remains for East End; rest of Long Island cleared

Posted December 11, 2023 at 7:25 AM EST

The National Weather Service has lifted its coastal flood warning for most of Long Island. The advisory remains in effect for communities in Riverhead, Southold, Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island.

The combination of elevated water levels and wave action could cause brief minor flooding of vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline.

Traffic

I-95 closures in CT. LIRR trains diverted to Atlantic Terminal

Posted December 11, 2023 at 7:09 AM EST

A vehicle collision in Darien has closed the northbound right lane of I-95.

In addition to earlier closures, a vehicle has crashed northbound on I-95 between exits 41 and 42 in West Haven. The right lane is closed.

Metro-North is operating on or close to schedule.

The Long Island Rail Road will divert trains on the Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Port Jefferson and Montauk branches to ‌Atlantic Terminal this morning due to switch trouble and a disabled train west of Woodside.

At least 15-minute delays are expected on the Ronkonkoma branch.

Traffic

Vehicle strikes pedestrian on Route 15 in Berlin

Posted December 11, 2023 at 6:32 AM EST

A vehicle has struck a pedestrian on Route 15 in Berlin — which becomes Route 5. The street is closed between Orchard Rd. and Bishops Curve due to police activity.

In addition to earlier closures, Route 66 is closed in Middlefield at Route 147 due to a fallen tree into electricity wires.

Metro-North is operating on or close to schedule. Switch trouble near Woodside is delaying the Ronkonkoma, Oyster Bay, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Port Jefferson and Montauk branches of the Long Island Rail Road.

Traffic

Flooding blocks roads on Long Island's north shore

Posted December 11, 2023 at 6:05 AM EST

Flooding has block lanes in both directions on Route 25 in Huntington near Elwood Road.

The Sagtikos State Parkway northbound at exit S2 is flooded. The entrance ramp is blocked to Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Islip.

Overnight bridge maintenance and roadwork on the Long Island Expressway that closed lanes in both directions between exits 61 and 63 wrapped up at 5:00 a.m. Construction will continue at night until Saturday, Dec. 16.

Expect delays near a disabled vehicle that is blocking the right shoulder on the LIE westbound at exit 43 in Syosset.

Metro-North is operating on or close to schedule. Switch trouble near Woodside is delaying the Ronkonkoma, Long Beach, Port Jefferson and Montauk branches of the Long Island Rail Road.

Outages

Utility crews respond to few power outages

Posted December 11, 2023 at 5:57 AM EST

Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour swept across southeastern Connecticut and Long Island, according to the National Weather Service. Utility crews are working to restore scattered power outages.

As of 6 a.m., nearly 2,300 Eversource customers in Connecticut are without power.

United Illuminating has fewer than 50 outages in the state.

PSEG Long Island has fewer than 50 customers in the dark.

Traffic

Downed utility poles, debris close CT roads

Posted December 11, 2023 at 5:52 AM EST

Route 6 in Newtown is temporarily closed, as of 5:45 a.m. A vehicle crashed near Old Bethel Road. Two utility poles are down with electricity wires covering the road.

The southbound Route 15 off-ramp in Greenwich, exit 28, is closed due to debris.

Metro-North is operating on or close to schedule. Switch trouble near Woodside is delaying the Ronkonkoma, Long Beach, Port Jefferson and Montauk branches of the Long Island Rail Road.