Ron LeeMar 8, 2018, 11:59 amMar 9, 2018, 2:25 pm

Several residents wake up without power the morning after winter storm

Strong winds partially toppled utility pole in Medford neighborhood, cutting off electricity to homeowners


MEDFORD – More than 700 customers with PSEG Long Island lost power in the wake of a second storm in five days.

The strong winds combined with the heavy, wet snow from the nor'easter caused one utility pole in a community in Medford to partially fall over, causing power lines to come down in a dangerous position near a home.

"Thank God! I got up three times the power goes off, but back on right in a second. So, real lucky," said Tanveer Haq, who lives close to the pole that came down. He said while others struggled for longer durations without power, his big struggle was clearing all of the heavy snow from his long driveway.

In Nassau County, workers with PSEG Long Island went door to door with flashlights during the overnight hours. They made stops on several streets in Levittown to determine in darkness the source of a power outage that left more than 130 customers in the area without power.

The effort to restore electricity due to the nor'easter had crews dispatched in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. They worked around the clock to help residents get their lives back to normal.

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