The number of Long Islanders without power more than doubled Monday afternoon from the outages reported earlier in the day.
At 11:30 a.m., PSEG Long Island reports that 17,000 of the approximately 420,000 storm-affected customers remain without power, with 403,000 customers restored. As of 4:59 p.m., PSEG Long Island reports approximately 42,205 total customers without power. Approximately 13,000 of that total are outages reported during the storm.
“We are tracking new outages reported after the storm, recognizing that some of these jobs tie back to Tuesday’s storm,” the utility said. “The restoration process is iterative and as we restore neighborhoods, we continue to identify a high level of individual problems on service lines. The outage map includes outages from the following three sources:
o Storm-related outages as reported during the storm period
o Storm-related outages identified during the restoration process as well as intentional outages to make the area safe for ongoing restoration
o New outages not directly related to the storm that continue to be reported and assessed, as on any non-storm day.
The utility said that it expects that all work identified so far will be completed by end of day Wednesday.