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Windy Winter Weather Causes 7-Car Crash In Riverhead

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- This weekend's wicked weather is being blamed for a seven-car crash on Long Island.

Police said the wind whipped up snow and created white-out conditions in Riverhead on Sunday, CBS2 reported.

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Police on the scene of a multi-car crash in Riverhead on Feb. 15, 2015 (Credit: Vera Chinese/Riverhead News-Review)

A wind chill advisory is in effect for New York City, northern New Jersey, western Long Island and southern portions of western Connecticut through 9 a.m. Monday. For alerts in other areas, click here.

Making matters worse, much of the roadways are covered in black ice.


Citing high winds and hazardous roads, Riverhead police has requested that drivers avoid travel on town, county and state roads within Riverhead Township, as well as Reeves Avenue; Hulse Landing Road (between Route 25A and Sound Avenue ); Sound Avenue (east of Roanoke Avenue and east of Northville Turnpike); Northville Turnpike (northeast of Doctors Path); state Route 25 in Jamesport (east of Herricks Lane); and Peconic Bay Boulevard (east of Tuts Lane).

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