Power Outages, LIRR Service Suspensions Reported

Blizzard takes its toll on Long Island's north shore.

Between 40 and 50 LIPA customers in East Setauket, South Setauket, and Port Jefferson Station are without power and the LIRR has suspended service on the Port Jefferson branch as the blizzard rages on.

The MTA said on its website shortly before 10 p.m. that eastbound train service has been suspended "due to storm related switch trouble" and that westbound trains are experiencing delays and cancellations. Trains on Monday will follow a holiday schedule.

LIPA spokesman Mark Gross said there is no time frame yet for those without electricity in the area, but that its website will be updated with that information as it becomes available.

"Keep in mind that the hazardous road conditions and powerful winds may delay our crews who are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore service," Gross said in an e-mail Sunday night.

Gross recommended calling LIPA at 1-800-490-0075 for updated information or to report an outage or downed power lines.

Local weather blogger Matt Hammer reported between 8 and 14 inches of snow has fallen in the tri-state area as of 9 p.m. Click here to read his full report.

Residents across Long Island have been dealing with , with as many as in the East Hampton area, and in Huntington, town officials .

For safety tips and useful information, from Sachem Patch.


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