UPDATE: Smith Haven Mall Closed, Evacuated After Roof Rupture, Leaks

Mall evacuated as of 4 p.m., no estimated time for re-opening.

UPDATE: 5:50 p.m.: As a precaution, the Smith Haven Mall is closed its entire property for the remainder of the evening and the mall has been evacuated as of 4 p.m., a mall representative confirmed Monday afternoon.

There were more than 25 stores in the mall that reported roof leaks, which led to the decision to close.

The mall representative could not provide an estimated time or day for when the mall would re-open.


UPDATE 3:50 p.m.: The “Lifestyle Wing” of the Smith Haven Mall was evacuated about 3 p.m. on Monday due to compromised tresses of the roof from the melting snow and water, which created instability, according to the Assistant Chief Keane of the Nesconset Fire Department. 

"Conditions are causing a weaking of the roofing system," said Keane who was requesting for an inspection of the entire mall roof. Mulitple fire dpeartments were on the scene including Nesconset, Stony Brook, St. James, Hauppauge and Commack.

Mall employees were seen carrying bucket loads of water out of Lifestye Wing entrance and dumping them outside.

A representative of the Smith Haven Mall said the interior mall stores of the lifestyle wing are closed for the rest of the day but the outside stores are still open. 

The Nesconset assistant chief said there were no injuries following the leaks.


Original Story: Roof leaks at the Smith Haven Mall have caused one store to close and others working around the leaks.

According to a representative of the Smith Haven Mall, New York & Company is currently closed due to roof leaks that customers cannot shop around and making conditions unable to be worked around. The mall representative also said there is no flooding in there is no evacuation of the mall.

A firefighter at the scene said there is a partial roof collapse at New York & Company. 

Stick with Patch for updates.

Kings Park Patch Editor Jennifer Sloat contributed to this report.

Paul Kersey February 11, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Now you're gonna hear the complaints.
new guy February 11, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Complaints about what?
Cindy February 11, 2013 at 09:46 PM
We were just asked to evacuate from Sears while waiting for eye exam. Firefighter said they were evacuating the whole mall.
Haywood Jablome February 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Is the cheesecake factory still open? Im hungry.
Isabella February 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Why keep the outside stores open?That can be dangerous to people.Also when will it be open?
dp February 11, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Does anyone check the structural integrity of the schools before allowing them to re-open? In smithtown, The building are old and large with flat roofs - like the bowling alley...... Now in addition to 30 inches of snow there is several inches of rain trapped in the snow on top of these buildings. I school district admistration, there is no answer there. I called public safety and was told that is an excellent point and valid concern but that I need to bring it to the attention of the schools. The officer said maybe call the fire marshall but usually they wait for an event before reacting. Does this make any sense?! Smithhaven mall roof has collapsed since I posted this earlier. I contacted the fire Marshall as per public safety department - they are connected apparently. It is all a big joke to them, said to call the school tomorrow when they open.....
st. james mom February 11, 2013 at 11:14 PM
I agree about the schools! Its a scary thing!
K.A.C. February 11, 2013 at 11:43 PM
My son's friend from Commack is here and his mom just called. Commack School District closed tomorrow (Tue). Anyone hear from Smithtown yet??
We Heart Long Island February 11, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Not according to their website. http://www.commack.k12.ny.us/
WOODY11780 February 12, 2013 at 12:06 AM
dennis February 12, 2013 at 12:08 AM
website says commack open tomorrow
Ian February 12, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Smithtown schools are open tomorrow according to the district website
thomas marcovecchio February 12, 2013 at 07:29 AM
send all the crookhaven polititions tell them they are giving away free stuff to stuff their pockets with like they do with our money
John February 12, 2013 at 12:28 PM
There's a pre-washed clothing sale at the mall when it re-opens.
James Partlow February 12, 2013 at 01:05 PM
The only ones shopping would be shopaholics and it must be frightening for them to know the mall is closed
Sean February 12, 2013 at 01:56 PM
The Lifestyle Wing?! That's where Apple is... I wonder if there is an App for that?
jeremiah bullfrog February 12, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Do you mean Bob Matheson on OBI fame?
jeremiah bullfrog February 12, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Do you mean Bob Matheson on OBI fame?
mary ann February 17, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Feb. 17th --Mall is open -- It's up and running. I was there on Friday the 15th. NY&Co. was closed with gates over windows and fans blowing trying to dry the store out. Apple, etc. were all open. Got some great buys at JCP. Happy shopping.


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