Many Commack residents are going on Day 9 in the dark, while Long Island Power Authorities' restorations are slow in reaching the area.
LIPA reports 4,151 Commack residents and businesses are still without electricity as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to LIPA's Outage Map. This shows a slight improvement in roughly 24 hours, down from 4,560 customers were without power as of 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Commack Patch readers have been reaching out to let us know what areas in town are still without power.
"Cornell Drive and offshoots east of Kings Park Rd. Has been out since the storm. Trees were finally taken care of yesterday. We have a broken pole nearby and are not feeling to hopeful," wrote Kelly Carrera at 9:45 a.m. Monday.
Another reader, V. Graziano, said he/she is hopeful to have power back by 11 p.m. Tuesday.
"I live in the development behind the fire department, between Jericho, Burr, Townline and Larkfield. I was told by a LIPA rep, that our development was scheduled to be back to power by tomorrow (Tuesday 11/6) at 11pm. I hope they aren't pulling my cord," Graziano said.
Other Patch readers have indicated Byron Road (off Indian Head Road), Calvert Ave, Indian Head Road, the neighborhoods behind CVS on Commack Road were without power on Monday.
There remain 14,437 Town of Huntington customers and 11,500 Town of Smithtown customers without power as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. More than 200,000 residents and business owners across Long Island are still keeping their fingers crossed for power restoration.
LIPA issued an updated statement at 6 a.m. Tuesday:
Power to tens of thousands of customers is being restored daily and we are on schedule to reach our next major milestone of restoring power for 90% of all customers by this Wednesday, November 7th.For additional information regarding the restoration progress please visit the Outage Information page.
Restoration work continues around the clock, seven days a week, with over 11,000 workers dedicated to this effort. This includes more than 7,000 linemen and tree trim crews from all over the country, some of whom have been airlifted in by the National Guard. Additional assistance continues to arrive.
The utility company says its has 11,000 workers dedicated to restoring power across Long Island. LIPA's priorities will be restoring power to health care facilities, schools and key components of their electric system.
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