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May 22, 2013 8:58 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Accident Involving County Bus Is Backing Up Traffic For Miles On Sunrise Highway

May 22, 2013 1:33 PM
A minor accident involving a Suffolk County bus just east of the Lobster Inn Grille on County Road 39 is backing up traffic for miles in the eastbound lanes of Sunrise Highway.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the accident, in which a sedan rear-ended a S92 bus in the right lane of County Road 39 sometime around 8 a.m., according to authorities. The accident has backed up traffic as far as Exit 65 on Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays, and is causing delays along Montauk Highway.

The lane was recently reopened but commuters are still dealing with residual delays.

New York State Troopers, who are handling the investigation, did not have any other information as of 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

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Welcome to the most dangerous stretch of highway on the East End.
By dagdavid (646), southampton on May 22, 13 10:20 AM
the delays were happening today long before that accident happened. it was backed up before 7:00 all the way to hampton bays
By semaj (10), riverside on May 22, 13 12:23 PM
Peconic Bay Regional Transportation Authority.

East End Shuttle on LIRR track with County bus feeder lines going north and south.

Remember the South Fork Commuter Connection from 2007 to 2008?

***** "Build It and They Will Come!" *****
By PBR (4956), Southampton on May 22, 13 2:51 PM
I do a lot of driving on the East End. Whenever I see a suffolk bus pulled over I know there's a HUGE chance the the driver is going to just pull out in front of me. It's just the way they do it.
By DonaldNicholson (3), Hampton Bays, New York on May 22, 13 4:06 PM
Since the county expanded county rd 39 it has just become one snarl and bad accident after another. Planning should learn from this what not to do. In additon traffick is on all the back roads ruining the quiet use and enjoyment of thousands. They should have left it alone and left the clog up on the highway.
By North Sea Citizen (568), North Sea on May 22, 13 6:00 PM
The traffic has really not been that bad. I heard that accident and looked on my rear view and saw the car front end crunched in. It has been my experience on more than one occasion that the county bus drivers do not pull over completely into the allotted space for the bus. I am guessing that the reason why is so they can slide back into traffic easier instead of having to wait for someone to let them back in.
By LindaOuderkirk-Rempe (1), Smithtown, New York on May 26, 13 4:43 PM