Sinkhole On New Hempstead Road Repaired

A partial road collapse that occurred on westbound New Hempstead Road has been repaired.


A Rockland County Highway Department crew made emergency repairs on New Hempstead Road in New City on Thursday evening.  Clarkstown Police reported a partial road collapse or sinkhole occurred around 6:15 p.m.  Part of the westbound lane between Henry Street and Lombardi Drive was closed for about two hours and signalmen alternated two-way traffic in the eastbound lane. 

Police said no vehicle damage or injuries were reported as a result of the road collapse. The westbound lane was completely reopened by 8:30 p.m.  That portion of New Hempstead Road is currently being reconstructed as part of a two year long project.  New Hempstead Road is being rebuilt from North Main Street to the Palisades Interstate Parkway.   

Rob October 05, 2012 at 03:07 AM
This is certainly news that I will never forget....
Bert C October 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I live off Woodbine and new Hemstead Road. From Little Tor Road to Exit 11 of the Palisades Parkway, New Hempstead Road feels like a bombed out city. I have a car with 3500 miles, and because I have to use New Hemstsead Road, my car feels 10 years old. My shocks and springs are beaten up I am constantly hitting uneven drops and holes in the road. This job is taking forever, and my new car is getting more and more damaged. I feel that that either Clarkstown or Rockland County bears a responsibility for this mess dragging on forever


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