- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (AP) - Drivers whose tires were damaged along a stretch of Long Island highway after asphalt poured to fill pot holes washed away can apply for reimbursement.

State transportation officials say the asphalt washed away after a downpour Saturday along eastbound lanes of the Northern state Parkway between exits 36 and 37 in Plainview.

Spokeswoman Eileen Peters tells Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1GeiCBo ) the state will expedite claims and bear “appropriate responsibility” for the damage. Drivers can call 631-524-5741 to submit claims.

Work on the roadway began in mid-October and is to be completed Wednesday.

More than a dozen cars were stranded, some with flat tires, Saturday night. A tow company tells Newsday it changed tires and towed close to 60 cars.

Peters says electronic signs have been posted notifying drivers of the rough road.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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