Orient Beach


Weekend Nor'easter Devastates Long Island Beach

October 30, 2018 - 12:33 pm

ORIENT, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – The first nor’easter of the season brought widespread destruction to some parts of Long Island, especially at Orient Beach State Park.

State Parks spokesman George Gorman confirmed at least one road collapsed at the beach as a result of the storm.

“The collapse of the roadway was approximately 300-feet, so it is significant,” Gorman said.

The weekend storm left a large area of the 2-mile roadway destroyed. Cars were unable to drive on the road and the park was closed for safety reasons.

To make matters worse, officials found beach erosion near the roadway.

“It’s bad. This is a single lane each way, so it’s a two-lane roadway, and one half of that has eroded,” Gorman explained.

Park officials said the only areas that were not affected were a picnic area, a parking field and the beachfront.