Ron LeeMar 6, 2018, 12:14 pmMar 6, 2018, 4:06 pm

Utility crews make the rounds throughout Nassau to restore power after Nor’easter

PSEG Long Island says the storm hit Long Island harder than expected


GREAT NECK — At a time when many Long Islanders were still sleeping, PSEG Long Island crews were out in Kings Point during the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. They were working round the clock with the goal to restore before another nor’easter arrives on the island. Officials say, while power has been restored to nearly every customer who lost it, they empathize with the select few who are still in the dark following Friday’s Nor’easter.

"Three days is a long time, and we would tell those customers that we appreciate their patience,” said PSEG Long Island Vice President of Transmission and Distribution John O'connell. “We're not perfect, but we always want to do better and we will learn from the storm."

Before they took off for their next assignment, FiOS1 News touched base with a crew working on Redbrook Road in Kings Point on Tuesday morning. The workers were not authorized to speak on camera, but one worker, who was from Long Island, said four homes lost power after a pole snapped in the rear of one of the residences.

Having arrived Monday around 8 p.m., the workers finished up shortly after 5 a.m., successfully restoring power to all the homes affected.

On Luckenbach Lane and Knoll Road in Sands Point, repair crews that showed up around 6 o'clock Monday evening were finally able to take off about 9 hours later. The workers said they had successfully brought power back to a home after a tree in the rear of the home had made contact with a power wire.

Having experienced her a major storm while in office, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran told FiOS1 News that when it comes to the impending nor'easter, county workers are prepared for the worst.

"Our teams are ready from DPW to public safety to make sure we're prepared for anything that should come," Executive Curran said.

To report a power outage or downed power line, PSEG Long Island encourages customers to do so online at

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