At least for a day, the entirety of Mineola got a taste of the issues on Bruce Terrace as residents and business owners are still trying to pump water out of their homes and establishments Wednesday even as more rain is currently being dumped on the area at 2:10 p.m.
Underpasses on Roslyn Road and at Jericho Turnpike near Elm Place were flooded and the scenes of several drowned cars whose passengers had to be rescued.
Sections of Roslyn Road are currently cut off due to toppled trees laying on powerlines.
Flooding was still evident on Sagamore Avenue near the entrance to and in the parking lot.
Members of the were at the scenes aiding passengers out of their cars and securing the area.
“One guy didn’t want to get wet,” a firefighter said of a person rescued. “I was like ‘dude, the water’s rising, you better get out’.”
A large tree had also fallen on a significant portion of a residential property on Roslyn Road near Jackson Avenue/ Raff Avenue, falling on powerlines. As of 2:15 p.m., the LIPA Storm Outage website says that 281 homes in Mineola are without power and that crews have been assigned to help restore service.
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Another significantly large tree was also spotted down Washington Avenue off Roslyn Road that had fallen onto a property.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid the village whenever possible, as traffic is being diverted from Roslyn Road and near Willis Avenue and Mineola Boulevard on Jericho Turnpike, with severe delays.
“It’s crazy,” one female resident said commenting on the state of the traffic.