(Updated- 8:30 p.m.) The power outage on Route 58 this afternoon was the result of a heat-related equipment failure, like the power outage yesterday, a PSEG-Long Island spokesperson said. The equipment failure was in a different location from the equipment failure yesterday, the spokesperson said.
The equipment failure was located south of JT Boulevard and north of the railroad tracks, PSEG-LI spokesperson Elizabeth Flagler said. Four hundred, forty-seven customers were without power for 59 minutes, she said. There were 1,095 other customers out for one minute because the utility turned off power to safely make a repair.
For the second consecutive day, a power outage is affecting Riverhead’s main commercial corridor.
About 230 customers along Route 58 are without power again this afternoon in an area stretching from Mill Road and Pulaski Street east to Roanoke Avenue and an area north of Route 58 from Roanoke Avenue to the Sunken Ponds condominium community, according to the PSEG-Long Island website.
Riverhead firefighters were called for a pole fire near the railroad tracks east of Mill Road at about 2:15 p.m. Moments later they were called for a brush fire off JT Boulevard near Mill Road Street. Firefighters are on scene working to extinguish the brush fire.
Multiple traffic lights on Route 58 went dark and Riverhead Police were called to direct traffic. A PSEG-LI crew restored the feed to the Route 58 lights and they returned to normal operation within a half hour.
Yesterday a heat-related equipment failure near Mill Road/Pulaski Street and Route 58 caused a power outage in the same area of Route 58. That outage lasted 64 minutes a PSEG-Long Island spokesperson said.
A PSEG-LI crew has been dispatched and estimated restoration time is by 6:15 p.m., according to the utility’s website. The cause is pending investigation, according to the website.
Check back for additional information as it becomes available.
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