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Most Restored But A Few PSEG Customers Remain Without Power

Mel Evans
Associated Press

On Long Island, some rate payers are outraged that utility company PSEG Long Island celebrated on Thursday being finished with restoring power to 420,000 customers who were in the dark after Tropical Storm Isaias last week.

As of 12:45 p.m. Friday, 143 customers were still without power according to PSEG Long Island's online outage map.

PSEG Long Island President Daniel Eichhorn said customers lost power in the hours and days after the storm, as crews cleaned up debris.

Long Island lawmakers say they don’t care when power was lost, just that everyone is restored. Several probes are underway to assess PSEG Long Island’s response to the storm.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.
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