UPDATE: Power restored to nearly 800 in Flanders

01/23/2016 1:47 PM |

 

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The wet snow and high winds took their toll early on, as two separate outages affecting nearly 400 people each were quickly fixed by PSEG-LI.

According to PSEG-LI, 382 customers were without power near the Riverside traffic circle as of 3 p.m. The outage was expected to be fixed by 5:30 p.m. and was cleaned up by 4 p.m., according to its outage map. Earlier on, 389 people were without power near Pleasure Drive and Route 24.

Both outages were PSEG’s single biggest outage on its grid at their respective times. The utility serves about 1.1 million people from Montauk to the Rockaways.

The outages don’t come as much of a surprise as a blizzard warning has been in effect since early this morning, and will continue through 7 a.m. Sunday.

“Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs,” the National Weather Service warned.

Work involving bucket trucks could be delayed, the utility provider has said, as high winds pose a threat to workers.

“We ask for our customers’ continued patience if there is a loss of power during hazardous and unsafe conditions,” it said in a statement.

To report downed wires, customers can call 1-800-490-0075.

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