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Update: Power outage restored on Route 58

UPDATE: Power was restored along Route 58 in Riverhead after an outage that had traffic signals down and stores without power from Mill Road to Northville Turnpike along the commercial corridor.

Downed power line in Baiting Hollow leaves 41 customers in the dark

A downed power line left 41 customers without power in Baiting Hollow early this morning.

Thiele’s LIPA reform bills sail through legislature

Five bills sponsored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele aimed at increasing transparency, accountability and oversight of the Long Island Power Authority and its contractor PSEG-LI have passed both chambers of the state legislature.

Gov: State has issued notices of apparent violation to PSEG-LI, Altice and others for response to Tropical Storm Isaias

The State Department of Public Service has issued notices of apparent violation to PSEG-Long Island and four other utilities, including Altice USA (Optimum), for their response to Tropical Storm Isaias, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a press conference today.

Long Islanders deserve real LIPA/PSEG-LI reform

Assembly Member Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor): "We deserve an electric company that is up to the task of implementing our new energy future. Transparency, oversight, and accountability will be critical."

PSEG: 60,000 customers remain without power as of Saturday night

About 60,000 PSEG customers remain without power, PSEG Long Island said in a press release last night. According to the company's online outage map, 581 customers in Riverhead Town are still in the dark, with restoration for some not expected until late tomorrow night.

PSEG-LI works to recover from damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Isaias

PSEG-LI continues to work to repair damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Isaias Tuesday. The storm, whose strong winds and near-hurricane force gusts, toppled more than 3,000 large trees and limbs, did widespread damage to the system and left more than 420,000 PSEG-LI customers without power.

Governor orders state investigation into ‘failed storm response’ by utilities

The large volume of outages and the utilities' failure to communicate with customers in real time proves they did not live up to their legal obligations,” the governor said.

Isaias cripples PSEG-LI communications system, frustrating customers left without power

A major breakdown in PSEG-LI's communications system yesterday prevented customers from reporting outages by text and phone, and rendered the utility's website inaccessible, as Tropical Storm Isaias pummeled Long Island, knocking out power to close to half a million customers.

Storm downed more than 600 trees and limbs across Long Island, knocked out power to more than 45,000 customers: PSEG-LI

PSEG-LI reports it has restored service to 95% of its customers who lost power in yesterday's storm. All but five customers in Riverhead Town have their lights back on as of this morning.