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Update: Power Restored After Storm Hammers North Shore

Thousands have power back after widespread outages from storms Wednesday.

Violent thunderstorms played havoc with the Wednesday evening commute along the North Shore, flooding Northern Boulevard in places, snapping trees and knocking out power. 

Power outages were reported from Roslyn east to Oyster Bay as police from Nassau, Old Brookville and Muttontown swarmed 25A to direct traffic at disabled lights and removed widespread debris from trees cracked in half. Limbs littered the roadway, suggesting powerful winds.

Over half of the more than 22,000 outages reported to LIPA are located on the North Shore of Nassau County. Of those, more than 10,000 customers in Oyster Bay, almost 1,500 Syosset and Woodbury homes and 65 Glen Cove customers were without power, according to LIPA's outage map.

By Thursday, Syosset and Glen Cove had less than 50 customers still without power, according to the LIPA outage map. Neighboring communities of Muttontown, Old Brookville, and East Hills however, still had major outages.

LIPA media representatives said lightening strikes and wind caused most of the reported outages. According to @LIPAnews on Twitter, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, and Huntington were hit hardest by the storms and extra crews were dispatched to restore power.

Nassau County Police headed to major intersections around the North Shore to direct traffic. NCPD reported no major storm-related issues on the north shore and that most activity was outage related.

In Glen Cove, the storm , injuring one.

Helen July 19, 2012 at 12:59 AM
CW Post has cancelled all classes tonight and tomorrow due to storms.
Bob Shane July 19, 2012 at 01:01 AM
I was riding home along Hegemans Lane in Brookville this afternoon and saw a bolt of lightning explode the top part of a tree right off across the back part of Young's Farm field. I mean, this was wild! By my estimate, there had to be about 20 to 50 lightning discharges surrounding this event. The only other time I remember the sky that electrically active was during the F1 tornado we experienced in this area about five or six years ago. And based on the descriptions of what occurred at Morgan Park this afternoon, I would not be surprised if either an F0 or F1 tornado twisted on through. It sure sounds as if it could have.
Jason Molinet July 19, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Looked like the campus got hit pretty good. NYIT too.
Jason Molinet July 19, 2012 at 03:47 AM
@Bob Wow!
Jason Gottlieb July 22, 2012 at 01:27 PM
When do we invest in burying these lines. Have lived in Syosset for 5 years and have had no less than 8 power outages including the one least year that left us without electricity for a week. Suffolk county never has the amount of power outages that Nassau does

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