Thousands of Long Islanders are without power after a Nor’easter tore through the region, bringing whipping winds and rain.
As of late Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 1,098 outages were reported by PSEG Long Island customers, impacting 11,498 customers, with a bulk of the outages reported on the East End.
In Nassau County, 2,527 of PSEG’s 487,860 customers were reporting outages, with restoration expected no later than 1 a.m. on Friday morning, Oct. 18, while 8,970 of the company’s 638,457 customers were still in the dark, with restoration estimated at 1:15 a.m. on Friday.
More damage could be coming, as a high wind warning is in effect through 6 p.m. on Thursday. which could bring damaging winds that may blow down more trees and power lines, and widespread power outages according to the National Weather Service.
The storm impacted travelers throughout Long Island, with roads being shut down due to downed trees and LIRR lines being impacted by downed trees and wires. Winds were clocked between 40 mph and 54 mph during the storm. Sunny skies are expected to return on Friday.
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