Areas of Hampton Bays and Quogue that have been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit, will have 100 percent power restoration Thursday night, according to Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk), who said he has had direct communication with the Long Island Power Authority.
According to Schneiderman, LIPA reports that there are currently 27 repair personnel and 36 tree trim crews from Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Mississippi working in the area of Hampton Bays, East Quogue, Tiana, and Quogue.
"Estimation is that the Tiana/Quogue area will be 100 percent restored by this evening, the only exception being those meters that are unsafe to energize due to flooding," said Schniderman, noting that LIPA said its efforts are focused on restoration tickets that came in from Wednesday's Nor'easter and to complete work that still exists in the system for Tiana and the canal substation.
Survey personnel, he said, are also out identifying meters in flooded areas that can't be re-energized until an electrical inspection agency provides an inspection certificate allowing the residence or business to be re-energized.
The five-miles of Dune Road within the Town of Southampton also remains de-energized, according to Schneiderman, who said that Hurricane Sandy washed four to six inches of sand across the roadway, making it difficult to access.
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