February 10, 2013
1688 customers without power is down from 3,283 reported on Saturday night
Farmingville, NY – In a report this morning to the Town of Brookhaven, LIPA estimates that 1,688 customers town wide are currently without power. This number has dropped from 3,283 as reported by LIPA on Saturday evening. The areas with the most outages are Setauket-East Setauket (387), Coram (348), Stony Brook (259), Centereach (130), Lake Grove (109) and Middle Island (104). LIPA customers served in the Town of Brookhaven number 190,919.
In the report, LIPA indicated that they continue to take on additional outages as heavy snow is causing trees to fall on distribution lines. This is why customers may see some areas with restoration numbers going down and others going up. However, the LIPA report says that customers will see a drastic drop in outages from the completed work of the overnight restoration crews. As customers call in the outage, the numbers will fluctuate.
Residents can follow LIPA on Facebook and Twitter to monitor news reports, public announcements or at www.lipower.org. Customers can also report outages and receive restoration updates on LIPA’s web site or Mobile Web, via text message or by contacting LIPA at 800-490-0075. If there is a power outage, customers should be aware of LIPA’s restoration process.
Please go to the Town’s website at www.brookhaven.org for up-to-date snowstorm related news, information, weather updates and emergency contact numbers. Call 911 for police, fire and ambulance emergencies only. The Town of Brookhaven has also established www.brookhaven.org/snow, an online form so residents can report roads that need to be plowed. The Town has deployed all our resources to clear the roads of snow and ice and we will continue our efforts throughout the weekend until they are all passable.
The Town is also sending out e-mail alerts to residents who have registered on our e-mail list. If you are not on the list, you can sign up at www.brookhaven.org. Residents can also sign up for countywide Code Red alerts at www.suffolkcountyny.gov.
Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
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