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Reported Truck Crash Closes Herricks Road, Knocks Out Power

Power reportedly restored to Mineola residents at about 9 a.m.

Mineola drivers are advised to avoid the area around the Herricks Road trestle due to LIPA crews working to restore downed power lines.

According to workers on the scene, a  in front of the  “early (Tuesday) morning.”

Crews responded to the scene and the roadway from First Street to Rockaway Avenue was cordoned off by police from both Nassau County and Garden City.

Traffic was seen backed up along First Street headed towards Mineola Boulevard and along Old Country Road attempting to make the turn north onto Franklin Avenue/ Mineola Boulevard to enter the village.

The LIPA outage website reported that there were less than five customers in Mineola without power this morning with some informing the Mineola Patch that power was restored to their homes shortly after 9 a.m.

It is not known how long the roadway will be closed.

Calls to LIPA were not immediately returned.

Update, 4 p.m.: the road has been reopened to traffic.

Mineola Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Carl J. Marchese January 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM
LIPA has short-circuited the truth. Five customers? Seriously???
ADRIENNE H ELLIOTT October 30, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Hi Carl It's Adrienne Elliott up here in Alaska.You knew my husband George Elliott from westbury..It's snowing now in fairbanks and I certainly hope all peoples are safe in your area

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