Hurricane Sandy flooded several of Patchogue Village's streets that are adjacent to the Great South Bay.
"Unless you have to come south, don't come south," said Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri when Patch ran into him.
Southbound traffic into affected Patchogue Village streets was blocked at several intersections except for residents who absolutely needed to get to their homes.
Despite the blockades, some residents cited traffic issues due to the appearance of several cars.
Laurie Kiss and Diane Smith at Schroeder Lane said that traffic on Rider before the blockade backed up, and that some of the vehicles entering the waters were creating wakes that would splash against homes.
The Village's Department of Public Works has been working on the clearing of trees and debris. Some power lines, which ultimately are fixed by LIPA, were hanging low over streets.
Browse photos from the affected Patchogue Village streets as of Tuesday afternoon in the gallery above. Have your own photos? Add them to our gallery.