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Update: Power Outages Hit Port Washington

LIPA reports 2,500 customers impacted in Town of North Hempstead as high winds rip through region overnight.

Update: As of 12:30 p.m. Long Island Power Authority is reporting that crews are working to restore power to 618 homes in Sands Point. Power should be restored to 76 homes in Port Washington North by 3 p.m. LIPA crews are assessing other areas in Port Washington, where there are 71 outages.

Severe weather overnight knocked out power to much of Long Island, with the Town of North Hempstead seeing its effects in the form of widespread power outages.

The Long Island Power Authority reports more than 2,5000 customers were without power townwide as of 8:15 a.m. Thursday, including 628 in Sands Point, 78 in Port Washington and another 45 in Plandome. Two elementary schools are having delayed openings because of the outages. 

The National Weather Service reported gusts of 60 mph, which could bring down tree limbs or whole trees.

A high wind advisory is in effect for northern Nassau County through 6 p.m. Thursday.

NYB January 31, 2013 at 06:20 PM
"2,5000" customers without power? Even if that is supposed to be 25,000, I don't think that qualifies as much of long island being without power...
jonathan winant February 01, 2013 at 09:35 AM
2,500 LIPA customers IN NORTH HEMPSTEAD lost electricity the story does say how many LIPA customers from other parts of the Island lost power. You assumed that 2,500 without power was the total number of Long Islanders who lost electricity.
Steve klyce February 01, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Whatever the number (and I looked at the outage map yesterday and saw outages all over Long Island), we all will pay for the repairs (again). Bury the lines. Expensive? You bet. But it will pay for itself over time and the improvement in the look of our communities. Water, gas, and sewer lines are buried. What am I missing here? If you are thinking massive trenches disrupting neighborhoods, cutting across and closing roads, modern methods can shoot conduits underground from point to point.
NYB February 02, 2013 at 02:19 PM
It's not like NYC doesn't have problems....they just have different problems....like flooding...

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