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PSEG Long Island Says Customers Could Be Without Power Until Monday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the Tri-State Area were still without electricity Saturday as utilities continued trying to get the lights on four days after Tropical Storm Isaias.

As of midday Saturday, more than 300,000 customers were in the dark in Connecticut, more than 280,000 in New York City and its suburbs, and more than 108,000 in New Jersey, according to various utilities.

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Just after 1 p.m. Saturday, PSEG Long Island reported fewer than 88,000 of its customers were without power. The utility said most would have power back by Sunday, but it could take until Monday in areas that suffered the most damage.

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PSEG LI also announced it is opening six customer outreach centers providing free water and ice from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The centers will offer drive-thru service to maintain social distancing. The center are open at the following locations:

  • Patchogue - 460 E Main St
  • Brentwood - 1650 Islip Ave
  • Greenlawn -  288 Pulaski Rd
  • Roslyn - 250 Willis Ave
  • Woodmere - Five Towns Shopping Center- 253-01 Rockaway Blvd
  • Babylon - Babylon Town Hall - 200 E Sunrise Hwy

PSE&G, meanwhile, said about 16,600 customers were still without power as of 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

Power companies called Isaias one of the biggest outage producers in recent years. Con Edison said Saturday that crews are rebuilding entire sections of the overhead wire system in some places.

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The company said more than 1,700 of its workers were in the field, with 1,200 reinforcements from other companies and contractors; another 320 are due to arrive Sunday.

Con Edison says 95% of customers should have their power back by 11 p.m. Sunday.

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