Rebecca FernandezMar 4, 2018, 12:46 pmMar 6, 2018, 3:49 pm

Uprooted oak tree crushes power lines, damages home in Great Neck

PSEG LI crews attempt to restore electricity to the neighborhood

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GREAT NECK — Over 4,000 residents are still without power on Long Island. In Great Neck, some neighborhoods might not see the light come back on anytime soon due to an uprooted tree.

When the massive storm came ripping through Long Island on Friday, a 120-pound oak tree came down and landed on a Great Neck house, taking down the street's power lines.

Resident Steve Ryder watched the tree come down just after 5 p.m. on Friday and has been reaching out to PSEG Long Island ever since.

"A little nerve-wracking, and I'm really very unhappy that I had damage to my neighbor's house that was just sold. They hadn't even moved in yet, so it was kind of sad," Ryder said.

On Sunday morning, the neighborhood was full of utility crews picking up everything the storm left behind and trying to figure out where to start to get the power back on.

PSEG crews are hoping to restore the area soon, but do not have a definite timeline for when that will happen.

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