7,000 without power before noon

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PSEG Long Island said that as of 11 a.m., around 7,000 electricity customers were without power on Long Island after the utility restored power to a little more than 5,000.

The utility said the “vast majority of outages are in Suffolk County,” which was harder hit than Nassau. Updates on outages are available by using the outage map.

PSEG-LI said all customers who lost power due to the last nor’easter had power restored Saturday.

The utility, which reported a little more than 180 outages as of 11 a.m., said it has deployed 125 linemen from Quebec to assist its workforce along with 275 tree crews deployed across the service area.

PSEG-LI said its storm restoration protocol calls for restoring power outages with the largest number of customers first before moving on to neighborhoods with fewer and to single homes.

“Crews will continue to work throughout the day to respond to outages as safely and as quickly as possible,” the utility said in a written statement. “Our goal, always, is to restore power as safely and quickly as possible. We ask our customers for a fair amount of patience and to know we will be there just as soon as it is safe.”

To report downed wires or power outages, call PSEG-LI’s electric service line at 1-800-490-0075.

Customers also can use the MyAlerts system, PSEG-LI’s text message service, after registering by texting REG to PSEGLI (773454) and then providing your account number.

Once you have registered with MyAlerts, you can report power outages by texting “OUT” to PSEGLI (773454)

Information also is available at PSEG-LI on Facebook (www.facebook.com/psegli) and on Twitter (@PSEGLI), but outages cannot be reported through social media.

The utility said, to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, you should not run any gasoline powered engines, including generators, in a garage or other enclosed space. And do not use your oven to heat your home.

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