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UPDATED: Trees Down Throughout Smithtown; Traffic Lights Out on Main

Downed branches, trees making roadways dangerous.

As the remnants of Hurricane Irene push North, residents in Smithtown are finding trees and wires down on properties and roadways, leaving thousands without power in the area from St. James to Commack.

All traffic lights are currently out on Main Street in Smithtown with police only directing traffic at the corner of Route 111 and Main Street.

Many side streets are blocked to traffic with some residents already out with chain saws. Willow Avenue is currently blocked off from a large tree that fell as is Prinston Avenue and River Road at Edgewood.

Stay tuned for updates.

E Baum August 28, 2011 at 04:34 PM
I heard a transformer in Smithtown went out. Does anyone know when electric will be restored in St. James? The Pines has Power.
mCathy Lamont August 28, 2011 at 09:12 PM
Can anyone tell me about Laurel Trail in Smithtown? Have not been able to make contact with my daughter yet and am hoping that all is well other than power being out. Any idea how long before it is restored?
Peter Verry August 28, 2011 at 10:05 PM
@E Baum, MCathy Lamont, We are providing updates on the outages and power restoration as more information becomes available.
robert jennings September 23, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Robert Creighton and Edward Wehrheim need to be replaced. ========================================== They were asleep at the switch when Hurricane Irene devastated; Smithtown, Kings Park, Commack, St. James and Nesconset with down trees, closed roads, street flooding and no electricity. . These old elected officials had NO Plan in place for the hurricane aftermath. Lights were out for 10+ days in The Towns of Smithtown. Homeowners lost hundreds of dollars in food spoilage. Businesses lost millions of dollars in sales over 10 days. The town lost their share of sales tax revenues. Main Street is now an horrible eye sore with so many “closed store fronts”. This is the early stage of blight. Store closings is like cancer disease that’s spreading. If more stores close, Main Street will get uglier and uglier Less people shopping on Main Street mean less sales tax revenue. Less sales tax revenue translates into Higher Property Taxes. Do you want that? For the past -3- years, Robert Creighton and Edward Wehrheim have done NOTHING to attract new business to Main Street. Why change?? Their 4 year vacation is over on election day. It’s time for change; We need new council members, new leadership and new ideas to move Smithtown forward, not backwards with the same old rhetoric. Thank you, Robert Jennings robertjennings60@yahoo.com
robert jennings September 23, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Robert Creighton and Edward Wehrheim need to be replaced. ======================================================= They were asleep at the switch when Hurricane Irene devastated; Smithtown, Kings Park, Commack, St. James and Nesconset with down trees, closed roads, street flooding and no electricity. . These old elected officials had NO Plan in place for the hurricane aftermath. Lights were out for 10+ days in The Towns of Smithtown. Homeowners lost hundreds of dollars in food spoilage. Businesses lost millions of dollars in sales over 10 days. The town lost their share of sales tax revenues. Main Street is now an horrible eye sore with so many “closed store fronts”. This is the early stage of blight. Store closings is like cancer disease that’s spreading. If more stores close, Main Street will get uglier and uglier Less people shopping on Main Street mean less sales tax revenue. Less sales tax revenue translates into Higher Property Taxes. Do you want that? For the past -3- years, Robert Creighton and Edward Wehrheim have done NOTHING to attract new business to Main Street. Why change?? Their 4 year vacation is over on election day. It’s time for change; We need new council members, new leadership and new ideas to move Smithtown forward, not backwards with the same old rhetoric. Thank you, Robert Jennings robertjennings60@yahoo.com

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