Deep freeze creates problems for some Long Islanders
The bitter cold has been causing a lot of problems for Long Islanders, including some who have been left without water due to a water main break.
The road started to buckle early New Year’s Day near the corner of Cornwell Avenue and East Dover Street on the Valley Stream-Malverne border.
It was caused by a break in a 16-inch water main.
Crews say they worked all day in the frigid temperatures to fix the issue.
Management at American Water says it’s providing bottled water to customers who do not have water service.
Elsewhere, the Mineola Fire Department had to extinguish a house fire on Evelyn Road.
Firefighters say the conditions were slippery and dangerous.
Other residents are enjoying the cold weather, such as those who participated in a polar plunge at Point Lookout.
However, another fundraising polar plunge event in Northport was called off Monday due to icy waters and frigid temperatures.
It’s being renamed as the Shamrock Plunge.