Summer storms created local poweroutages, leaving hundreds of Commack residents in the dark on Sunday night.
Long Island Power Authority is reporting 269 Commack customers are without power as of 11:15 a.m. Monday, according to their Outage Map. That number has increased since i reports made immediately after the storms, which placed the number at 169 at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Commack's power outages account for more than half of all remaining more than 403 power outages in Suffolk County, as per LIPA's Outage Center.
Mark Gross, a spokesman for LIPA, said approximately 465 Commack customers had their power restored Sunday night, immediately following the storms. This second round of power outages are weather related, likely due to heavy tree branches that fell this morning.
The largest power outages in Commack is off Harned Road, Gross said, where a fuse was blown. The cause of one of the smaller outages is a blown transformer.
The utility company is reporting that crews on the ground in Commack, working to restore power off New Highway near Hoyt Farm, near Mayfair Shopping Center, and two locations along Commack Road. However, there are still pockets of power outages that repair crews have yet to arrive at.
Power to the Commack area are estimated to be complete by 2 p.m. Monday.
Residents with a power outage or downed wires can report these to LIPA by calling 1-800-490-0075 or texting OUT to myLIPA (695472), which requires pre-registration.
LIPA charts all reported power outages on its Storm Center's Outages map, providing updates every 15 minutes.
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