UPDATE: More Than 1,200 Still Without Power in Levittown

A LIPA crew repairs damage following Hurricane Sandy. Credit Greg Sleter
A LIPA crew repairs damage following Hurricane Sandy. Credit Greg Sleter
It's been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy struck Long Island. In terms of power outages, Levittown has had it the worst.

As of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, a total of 1,237 LIPA customers in Levittown are still powerless, the highest on Long Island, according to the LIPA outage map.

Throughout the past two weeks, Levittown has been at the top of the charts in this category. LIPA responded on Sunday to Patch inquiries on the high number of outages in Levittown.

 "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. Lizanich also said that over 100 line crews in the area were working in Levittown on Sunday.

To date, LIPA said they have restored over 98 percent of customers power and said that they remain on track to restore service to 99% of these customers by the end of Tuesday evening.

"...we recognize how difficult it has been to be without electricity for a long period of time. Please know that we are working hard to restore your power every day and won't rest until everyone's lights are on," LIPA said on their website.

When did you get your power back? Tell us in the comments below.


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