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Oct 21, 2016 4:12 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Accident In Water Mill Closes Montauk Highway Traffic, Westbound, Friday Afternoon

Oct 24, 2016 9:39 AM

There was an accident at Little Cobb Road and Montauk Highway in Water Mill Friday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m. The westbound lane of Montauk Highway was closed as of 4:25 on Friday.

According to First Assistant Chief of the Southampton Fire Department, Chris Brenner, the accident occurred when a landscape truck hit another truck with a trailer hitched onto it, towing a Tesla vehicle. The Tesla then fell off of the truck, blocking traffic.

There were no injuries in the accident, according to Southampton Town Police Sergeant Carl Schottenhamel.

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The Tesla fell off the truck, then drove itself back home.
By deelove (152), Bridgehampton on Oct 21, 16 4:39 PM
Are you sure it did not cause the accident so it could escape its human bondage?

Hal

Fiddle Fiddle Fiddl !!!
By Nero (297), Sag Harbor on Oct 21, 16 5:33 PM
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Ouch - Teslas are expensive
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Oct 22, 16 11:29 AM
Is that the spot where everyone comes onto 27 after trying to escape the traffic by scurrying on the south side's local roads - and then they enter 27 where there is a yield sign just before Water Mill - and two and three cars at a time "sneak" onto the road cutting off the direct lane traffic - And where if trucks try the same they cannot stop in time and collide? And there is another road - which probably needs a traffic light by now - from the north side of 27, from the Mill Pond side, where ...more
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Oct 22, 16 11:33 AM
As to your query, the answer is "yes".

IMO there should be no left turn permitted from Old Mill Road.
By Mr. Z (11670), North Sea on Oct 22, 16 2:29 PM
There are a lot of folks who live north of the highway who need that left turn Mr Z,
By bigfresh (4590), north sea on Oct 23, 16 8:15 AM
Well, there are a lot of folks who use it instead of the Flying Point route from UTI. People take a lot of chances at that intersection, and the visibility looking east could be better.
By Mr. Z (11670), North Sea on Oct 23, 16 9:11 AM
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I use that road to make a left.....I also make a left onto Magee St, heading west , and I cringe everytime. Im flipped the finger and have had too many near misses trying to cross over....Trade parade isn't here to wait 30 seconds to allow me to cross safely over or onto Death Rd39 .These ppl are too aggressive bc they have sat in traffic for a long time. UTI is full of traffic lights. When we are inundated with UTI vehicles, we have to be "UTI" and start adding more traffic lights....I think ...more
By toes in the water (884), southampton on Oct 23, 16 9:30 AM
how about they move the traffic light to Mill rd Not much happening at the shopping center.
By hamptonsnrcit (47), sag harbor on Oct 22, 16 2:51 PM
We should not be adding a traffic light or moving one we should be getting rid of the traffic light in Water Mill

period
By Ditch Bum (895), Water Mill on Oct 23, 16 3:38 AM
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How about remove the traffic light that is in Watermill and put one at the Old Mill Turn and a Stop Sign at the end of Little Cobb (if that is the road that feeds onto 27 next to Villa Maria) so that cars have to stop one by one before entering the highway lane?

Oh yeah - the light in Watermill allows cars to enter/exit the shopping area in Watermill - and pedestrians to cross the street.
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Oct 28, 16 12:20 PM
How often do we have accidents at this specific location to justify all these changes?
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Oct 23, 16 7:43 AM
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I came by right after the accident happened. It should have never happened anytime after labor day. You don't have long to wait for a clear gap to make the left hand turn from the highway onto Little Cobb. When traffic is heavy, someone always let you make the turn. Plus it is further up than the yield position from Little Cobb on to the highway.
By niblicksreach (11), Southampton on Nov 3, 16 1:51 PM
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