Logan CrawfordMar 8, 2018, 8:30 pmMar 8, 2018, 8:32 pm

PSEG aims to restore power to all customers by the weekend

Crews face ‘scattered, difficult jobs’ as they clear trees and repair broken poles


GLEN HEAD — PSEG Long Island crews are working to restore electricity to thousands of customers left in the dark after two nor’easters.

In Glen Head, Wednesday's nor'easter blew trees down onto the power lines, knocking out electricity to 122 people.

"We are committed to staying on the job until the last customer is restored. We're committed to communicating, we'll give you job status when we expect you to be back," said John O'Connell, PSEG VP of transmission and distribution.

There are currently 16,000 customers without power. About 60 percent of them are in Suffolk and the other 40 are in Nassau.

O'Connell hopes to have about half of the people without electricity back up by tonight but the remaining customers might take some time.

"Scattered, difficult jobs; poles broken, trees in the way where we need a little more time to get the work done," O’Connell said.

PSEG aims to have power restored to all of their customers by this weekend.

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