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UPDATE: LaValle Posts LIPA Progress Reports on Facebook

Updates from LIPA posted to Sen. Ken LaValle's Facebook page outlines what's being done in the area.

Update: After this story initially ran, Drew Biondo, a spokesman for Sen. Ken LaValle, point out the updates the senator has been posting to his Facebook page from LIPA in the areas that he represents, including the village of Port Jefferson and the hamlet of Mt. Sinai.

LaValle also posted a message on Facebook saying that on Saturday morning he expected to meet with LIPA representatives at “a hard hit sub station to learn more about restoration problems.” He encouraged people to “stay tuned” for more information that was posted on Saturday and Sunday.

Below are the updates posted by Sen. Ken LaValle’s office to Facebook over the weekend. Click here to connect with the senator on Facebook.

Friday

Old Field, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Poquott, Strongs Neck, Belle Terre and northern Stony Brook (north of rte 25A).

  • 110+ line and tree trim crews are working today on restoration in this area.
  • Restoration is substantially complete in Poquott.
  • Restoration is substantially complete in Belle Terre.
  • Restoration is substantially complete in Strong’s Neck.
  • Restoration is complete on on/near California Rd. and Glenwood Lane in East Setauket.
  • Restoration is for the most part complete on the eastern and western peninsulas of Old Field. Line crews are working to restore service on Flax Pond Rd today.
  • Line crews with tree trim support are working just south of Ridgeway in Stony Brook to restore service on/near Glenwater Rd, South Gate and West Meadow Rd., West Road, Dodge Lane, North road, hillside Rd, Path rd, Indian Path Rd, Highwood Rd, Southgate Rd, Market Path, Cricket Hollow Rd. Coraway Rd, Black Duck Rd.
  • Line crews will also continue work to restore any individual outages remaining in this service territory.

Mount Sinai, Miller Place, Coram, Port Jefferson and some parts of Terryville.

  • Two (2) line crews consisting of 11 personnel are working on restoration in this area. Specifically between the Mount Sinai substation and Miller Place.
  • Line crews continue to restore power in the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville area. Restoration was completed today on Osborne, Hemlock, Hillcrest, Rita and Canal Roads.
  • Crews were dispatched to Industrial Street and should be concluded this evening.

Miller Place Substation

  • Mt. Sinai East of Crystal Brook Hollow, Miller Place, Southern Sound Beach West of Tyler Ave. and Northern Sound Beach West of Echo Ave.
  • 3 High Voltage Crews and 2 Tree Crews were deployed to complete this restoration work.
  • 100% of Mt. Sinai and Miller Place is complete with the exception of surveying and verifying several damaged meter drops on homes that we believe are unoccupied.
  • 100% of Sound Beach is complete with the exception of surveying and verifying several damaged meter drops on homes that may be unoccupied. Survey teams will verify that all work was completed.
  • We will complete restoring tickets today. In addition, we will also process customer complaint tickets.

Saturday

Sound Beach, Miller Place, Rocky Point, Shoreham, Wading River, Ridge, Middle Island and Manorville.

  • Today, November 10th, 79 line/tree trim personnel and 14 survey personnel are working on restoration in this area. LIPA expecting to receive some additional line crews later this morning.
  • All of our mainline work is completed. LIPA line crews will be focused on working through branch line damage to include primary, secondary and service work.
  • LIPA received significant damage out of the North Shore Beach (8Q) substation with the highest concentration of damage on the circuit feeding the Sound Beach area.

Electric Crews

  • LIPA will have six (6) electric crews that are covering all four (4) of its substations (total of 13 distribution circuits).
  • LIPA will be focusing additional electrical restoration attention in the Sound Beach area again today.

Tree Crews

  • LIPA will have 48 tree-trim personnel that are assigned to cover the area.
  • LIPA will have completed all of the tree work identified from Sandy and are now working through the tree trim associated with line work. Additionally, LIPA is conducting circuit trim in those areas most in need as crews are freed up from the line work.

Survey Crews

  • LIPA utilizing several of its survey personnel as crew guides for both its tree trim and line crews. The remaining survey personnel are field-checking jobs prior to sending a line crew to ensure they are still active jobs. Additionally, survey personnel are field-checking wire down calls to ensure that nothing is missed.
  • LIPA is expecting our restoration efforts to continue in this area for the next few days.

Sunday

Sound Beach, Miller Place, Rocky Point, Shoreham, Wading River, Ridge, Middle Island and Manorville.

  • November 11th, 68 line/tree trim personnel and 14 survey personnel are working on restoration in this area. And expecting to receive some additional line crews later this morning.
  • All mainline work is completed. Line crews will be focused on working through branch line damage to include primary, secondary and service work.
  • LIPA received significant damage out of the North Shore Beach (8Q) substation with the highest concentration of damage on the circuit feeding the Sound Beach area.

Electric Crews

  • Focusing additional electrical restoration attention in the Sound Beach area again today.

Tree Crews

  • 48 tree-trim personnel that are assigned to cover our area.
  • Completed all of the tree work identified from Sandy and are now working through the tree trim associated with our line work. Conducting circuit trim in those areas most in need as crews are freed up from the line work.

Survey Crews

  • Utilizing several survey personnel as crew guides for tree trim crews. The remaining survey personnel are field-checking jobs prior to sending a line crew to ensure they are still active jobs. Additionally, survey personnel are field-checking wire down calls to ensure that nothing is missed.

Original story: A note from a representative from LIPA to local politicians outlined the work being done in the Terryville Substation, which covers Terryville, Centereach, South Setauket, Stony Brook and North Centereach.

The note said that 100 line and tree men are at work in those areas and tree trim crews are clearing limbs where support is needed.

So far, notes to local politicians have contained details about restoration work being done in locals areas but no progress updates specifically from Port Jefferson or Mt. Sinai have been made available. In a previous report made public on Monday by Sen. Ken LaValle, R-Port Jefferson, LIPA said it was going to put its focus on the harder hit areas like Port Jefferson.

On Saturday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone expressed his frustration with LIPA's headquarters and said he has started working directly with local substations to help power up most of the 33,000 LIPA customers still without power in the county.

The note also outlined the following work, primarily in the Three Village area:

  • Line crews with tree trim support continue to work the “S” section of Stony Brook. Should be completed by this afternoon.
  • Line crews also doing primary work on Cornelius and Washington in South Setauket. Also doing pole installations, secondary and house services. Should also be completed this afternoon.
  • Low voltage crews working service restoration around Terryville, Setauket, Stony Brook, Centereach, and North Centereach.
  • Final primary work in the “M” section is underway. Hopefully done by close of business [Friday] if not [Saturday].
  • The “B” section of Stony Brook will start [Friday afternoon]. Should be completed in the AM [Saturday].
  • South Setauket primary work near Boyle road is underway and should be done by the end of the day [Friday].

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