Updated: Smith Haven Mall Remains Closed After Roof Leaks

Round of inspections being completed this morning by fire marshal. No set opening time.

Update: As of 11:30 a.m., three stores in the mall have reopened; Macy's, Macy's Furniture and Sears.

The Smith Haven Mall remains closed to shoppers on Tuesday as building inspections are being completed by the fire marshal, according to a spokesperson from Simon Properties.

“There is no time frame right now for reopening,” said spokeswoman Irene Taub. “The stores are going through rounds of inspections.”

Women’s clothing retailer New York and Company, where the leaks were first reported, sustained the worst of the damage according to Taub.

The mall was evacuated on Monday after roof leaks in several stores became a cause of concern likely due to wet snow on the mall roof. Fire officials began by closing the Lifestyle wing of the mall at 2 p.m., where New York and Company is located, as a precaution. By 4 p.m. Monday, officials decided to evacuate and close the entire mall. Approximately 25 stores have been damaged by water.

According to Taub, the mall will be posting updates on their Facebook page throughout the day on opening times.


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