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Widespread Power Outages Hit Glen Cove

LIPA reports 4,000 customers affected in Glen Cove as high winds rip through region overnight.

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

The Long Island Power Authority reports more than 4,000 customers were without power in the City as of 7:50 a.m. Thursday. In addition, power is out to 175 customers in Glen Head, 49 in Locust Valley and another 37 in Lattingtown. 

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.

Catuzza January 31, 2013 at 02:46 PM
How about putting the wires UNDERGROUND? Dha! No matter how expensive, it would cost less than this constant disruption!
Pazzo January 31, 2013 at 03:43 PM
An investment in underground wires should be a priority over "smart meters."
Grace Slezak January 31, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Even in developing, third world countries, they are putting the electric wires underground. As I travel all over Long Island for my real estate business, I see that virtually every new home and every new development, regardless of price range, have underground wiring. It is long past due for us to receive the same benefits and consideration. We, who pay one of the highest if not the highest electric rates in the entire country, are not entitled to equal treatment! Trees fall and take down the wires, people are without the basic necessities of life, downed wires cause fires, downed wires can kill people, downed trees and wires cause major destruction to homes, cars, trucks, buildings, stores, all structures. One would think that the insurance industry would be working with the electric company as well as the local governments to accomplish this very necessary and important goal.This must be done without raising our rates. The power company will see a substantial profit in the future by saving on the future costs of rewiring, installing new poles, manpower, and all the labor intensive untold number of future problems they will have eliminated by putting the wring underground now. We benefit and they benefit. It is a win - win situation. What are they waiting for?

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