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Power Restored to Long Island After Thousands Lose Electricity During Storm

Nature & Weather, Local News

Over 20,000 customers lost electricity during Wednesday's storm, but PSEG has restored power to almost all of them.

Long Island has been digging out and cleaning up after the snow all week, but after a sizeable snowfall to start the week and an ice storm in the middle, the Island has finally caught a break in the weather. Parts of LI got as many as 5.3” of wet, heavy snow yesterday, and up to .25” of ice as well.

The dense snow and damaging ice left PSEG in a hurry to restore power to its new customers during Wednesday’s State of Emergency, with crews working extra shifts to turn the lights back on. At their worst, the outages had impacted 9,742 customers simultaneously around 10 AM, and 22,096 were affected throughout the day.

By 4:15 Thursday morning only 277 customers remained without electricity, and PSEG resumed normal operations. As of 8:00 AM ten active outages were still impacting 50 households, 34 of which were in Nassau County and the other 16 in Suffolk.

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[Source: PSEG]

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