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LIPA Sheds Light on Remaining Power Outages in Levittown

Clean up on the corner of Clover and Gardenia Lane. Credit: Yvonne Bisk.
Clean up on the corner of Clover and Gardenia Lane. Credit: Yvonne Bisk.
LIPA officials on Sunday responded to inquiries from Patch regarding outstanding power outages remaining in Levittown going on nearly two weeks post Hurricane Sandy.

"The Levittown area's damage was due to a lot of high winds, trees coming down and trees knocking primary wires to the ground," said Nick Lizanich, Vice President of Operations at LIPA.

As of 9:20 p.m. Sunday night, 3,644 customers remain without power in Levittown. That's down from nearly 4,400 on Saturday afternoon.

"We have over 120 locations of damage remaining," Lizanich said."We do have over 100 line crews in the area working today in Levittown and neighboring Hicksville."
Lee Carruthers November 12, 2012 at 09:21 AM
I live in the Levittown school district & as of monday 11/12 i still do not have power. I can not believe how mismanaged LIPA is.
Marta Adan November 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM
I leave Flamingo rd no power yet and somebody told may be in Tuesday ,come please this is in acceptable,I feeling very bad and really this country now is same and other countries around the world no more special ,but the different here we paid more money taxes any countries on the world please we need think very serious we have de power if together sue want again the different America thanks, and Lipa out .
joe c November 12, 2012 at 03:18 PM
if it wasnt for my neighbor seeing lipa trucks on wolcott standing around, because they had no poles left, she begged them to come to sherwood rd and they did, found the blown trasformer in my yard and restored power to the block, lipas management sucks
joe c November 12, 2012 at 03:20 PM
also saw 3 utility trucks from new hampshire on north bellmore rd, asked them what block they were looking for they said, bethpage lol i said your 4 miles in the wrong direction lol
Cliff November 13, 2012 at 09:33 AM
Everyone should put a sign in their windows that says "Thank you all out-of-state utility workers for saving us from LIPA-PLEASE DON"TGO!!!"
yeahitzme November 14, 2012 at 09:19 AM
hah!! i'm with Cliff!!! Thanks to all the out-of-towners that came to save the customers of LIPA...it is embarrassing and a disgrace how poorly run and unprepared our utility company was and is...especially after the Tropical Storm Irene from last year...they should have had a "PLAN!!" Maybe the next head honcho over there will get it right for future unfortunate storms? Thanks again to the crew from Boston Massachusetts, Michel's from Local 104, who worked diligently to restore power to my block who were out for 12 days!!! They were awesome!!
MS November 15, 2012 at 07:42 AM
I agree with Cliff. LIPA is a disgrace. I must have called 50+ times and couldn't get an answer. The first time I noticed crews working here was Sunday 11/11 after being without power since 10/29. How does one join the class action lawsuit that was filed earlier this week against LIPA?

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