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"Wind Advisory" ...Wind Advisory in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM EST Saturday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM EST Saturday. * Locations...southeast New York...northeast New Jersey and southern Connecticut. * Hazards...strong winds. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph. * Timing...tonight into Saturday afternoon. * Impacts...the strong winds may down some tree limbs and power lines...and make driving high profile vehicles difficult...especially on elevated roadways and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph... or gusts of 46 to 57 mph...are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. , "Special Statement" An area of snow is quickly approaching Long Island from the south. An additional inch or two is possible through 9 am. Anyone traveling this morning will need to exercise extreme caution as roads and untreated surfaces will become quite slippery. -- Friday Jan.30 15,07:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

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The Long Island Power Authority, better known as LIPA, is the sole owner of the electric grid in Nassau and Suffolk counties. It operated as a non-profit municipal electric utility under a certification provided by New York State after becoming Long Island’s primary service provider in 1998, having acquired the Long Island Lighting Company’s (LILCO) transmission and distribution service. 1.1 million residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and the Rockaway Peninsula depend on LIPA’s gird.

In December 2011, following major damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene, LIPA forged an agreement with New Jersey-based utility provider PSEG to allow the private company to manage and operate the Long Island power grid for a length of 10 years, beginning after a preliminary 2-year transition period. PSEG Long Island took over day-to-day operations on January 1, 2014, effectively privatizing the Island’s electric utility, while LIPA continued to be the owner of the grid and holder of its debt.

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