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UPDATE: Smith Haven Mall Closed, Evacuated After Roof Rupture, Leaks

Mall evacuated as of 4 p.m., no estimated time for re-opening.

UPDATE: 5:50 p.m.: As a precaution, the Smith Haven Mall is closed its entire property for the remainder of the evening and the mall has been evacuated as of 4 p.m., a mall representative confirmed Monday afternoon.

There were more than 25 stores in the mall that reported roof leaks, which led to the decision to close.

The mall representative could not provide an estimated time or day for when the mall would re-open.

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UPDATE 3:50 p.m.: The “Lifestyle Wing” of the Smith Haven Mall was evacuated about 3 p.m. on Monday due to compromised tresses of the roof from the melting snow and water, which created instability, according to the Assistant Chief Keane of the Nesconset Fire Department. 

"Conditions are causing a weaking of the roofing system," said Keane who was requesting for an inspection of the entire mall roof. Mulitple fire dpeartments were on the scene including Nesconset, Stony Brook, St. James, Hauppauge and Commack.

Mall employees were seen carrying bucket loads of water out of Lifestye Wing entrance and dumping them outside.

A representative of the Smith Haven Mall said the interior mall stores of the lifestyle wing are closed for the rest of the day but the outside stores are still open. 

The Nesconset assistant chief said there were no injuries following the leaks.

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Original Story: Roof leaks at the Smith Haven Mall have caused one store to close and others working around the leaks.

According to a representative of the Smith Haven Mall, New York & Company is currently closed due to roof leaks that customers cannot shop around and making conditions unable to be worked around. The mall representative also said there is no flooding in there is no evacuation of the mall.

A firefighter at the scene said there is a partial roof collapse at New York & Company. 

Stick with Patch for updates.

Kings Park Patch Editor Jennifer Sloat contributed to this report.

Sean February 12, 2013 at 01:56 PM
The Lifestyle Wing?! That's where Apple is... I wonder if there is an App for that?
jeremiah bullfrog February 12, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Do you mean Bob Matheson on OBI fame?
jeremiah bullfrog February 12, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Do you mean Bob Matheson on OBI fame?
mary ann February 17, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Feb. 17th --Mall is open -- It's up and running. I was there on Friday the 15th. NY&Co. was closed with gates over windows and fans blowing trying to dry the store out. Apple, etc. were all open. Got some great buys at JCP. Happy shopping.

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