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At Least 800 Still Without Power in Mineola Tuesday Afternoon

Outages decrease substantially since weekend.

About 840 customers in Mineola are still without power as of 12 p.m. Monday afternoon after Hurricane Sandy barreled through Long Island according to LIPA figures.

The utility changed its outage map following numerous reports of erroneous outage reporting, in many cases the number of outages exceeding the number of people served. The new map also does not show the locations of crews in the areas.

According to LIPA, a total of 837 customers in Mineola were still without electricity, down from 4,356 this past weekend. In Williston Park 1,804 are powerless, down from 4,954. East Williston has 263, down from 1,796 while 183 homes in Albertson are without electricity, an increase of three.

To report an outage to LIPA, call 1-800-490-0075 or text 'REG' to 695472 (myLIPA) and then 'OUT.' For more important emergency contacts, tips and links, click here.

SLJ November 06, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I heard major reason for power outages still going on is due to lack of power poles.
Jim k November 08, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I cant believe that lipa hasnt learned how to do a simple 'bypass', meaning that they can run a line to an adjacent pole say across the street, then up a few poles on other side of street & back across the street. This is simple and would eliminate the immediate need for poles. I'm sure a pole can handle an extra line until corrected. I saw them leave people in the cold dark rather than do this simple bypass. James, williston park, ny

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