Rebecca FernandezMar 7, 2018, 2:46 pmMar 7, 2018, 2:52 pm

North Shore experiences first set of outages as winter storm slams Nassau

Utility crews say winds brought down branches weakened by last week’s nor’easter

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NASSAU COUNTY — The second nor'easter arrived on Long Island in in less than and crews were ready for it.

County workers were prepared overnight, for the strong storm, pretreating the streets with salt, and now plows are on standby to begin cleanup efforts.

Even though, so far, the conditions don't seem to be too bad, PSEG Long Island reports that hundreds have already lost power. On the North Shore, there were two outages that affected a pretty big area. One of them was in Munsey park, where 44 homes woke up in the dark.

"Since 7:30 this morning, but I don't understand why because there's no apparent wind that really should knock it out. Last week we really extreme winds and there was no problem and here we are," said Munsey Park resident Anne Ferrara.

Over in Kings Point, the second most affected area, utility crews said what they've witnessed all morning was that trees that survived Friday’s storm finally came crashing down with the winds. Many trees were on their last limbs and with the first strong wind gust overnight, branches came down knocking down power lines with them.

As the storm continues to make its way through the Island, PSEG Long Island is warning residents to expect more power outages.

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