Photo: Peter Blasl

Update-Jan. 8, 6:45 p.m An electrical issue shut down both pumps in the sewer district’s Raynor Avenue pump station, causing it to overflow and discharge an estimated 4,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into the Peconic River. An advisory has been issued by the county health department agains contact with the waters of the river for at least 48 hours. See separate story.

Raynor Avenue is closed between West Main Street and Pulaski Street tonight due to an apparent Riverhead Sewer District sewer line break in the middle of the roadway, near the railroad bridge.

Sewer district employees are on scene working to repair the line, according to radio reports.

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