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Nearly 11,000 Without Power in Syosset, Woodbury

LIPA shows Syosset one of hardest hit north shore towns.

Nearly 11,000 LIPA customers in Syosset and Woodbury remain in the dark as of Wednesday afternoon.

7,420 customers were without power in Syosset while 3,434 remained in blackout mode in Woodbury as of Wednesday at 3 p.m.

The status of Syosset continues to be listed as "assessing condition" while Woodbury is reported as "updating estimate."

Get updates on outages and other storm news on Facebook.

LIPA took criticism from Rep. Steve Israel Tuesday when he said “This is a real test for LIPA…There will be no excuses. LIPA during Irene did not perform satisfactorily. They said they got their act together. We’ll be watching.”

Others defended LIPA's efforts.

"The damage is widespread and insane. Give these guys a break. They don't have power either," wrote Daniel Franc on Facebook.

According to LIPA, almost 1 million customers were cut off as a result of Hurricane Sandy and full restoration may not come for at least a week.

Irene October 31, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Unfortunately, there are no LIPA trucks or anyone assessing damage. More crap from an incompetent company with the highest ratez in the country. They need yo be taken over. Disgusted in Syosset.
Shabnam Aslam October 31, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I called to LIPA and they said that they sent already 400 trucks for working. But I didn't see any single LIPA truck and then I saw a cable truck in my lane. I asked them to fix the cable service. They said every thing is alright here why this lane doesn't have power. So think what's going on in Syosset. We did not have our power since Sunday evening not even hurricane was here at that time.
Irene October 31, 2012 at 11:34 PM
LIPA is worthless. Where are all of the 400 trucks on a coffee break and they want to hike their rates. I think they should be taken over. One down transformwr to fox an entire neighborhood in clearview village many with medical problems and LIPA does not bother. They totally stink!!!
todd November 01, 2012 at 01:13 AM
There are power lines down throughout syosset. I haven't seen one hard hat or one truck. What are these crooks "assessing." These clowns are no better than the convicts we have in elected positions.
Craig November 01, 2012 at 02:24 AM
The head of LIPA should turn off his power until all of Long Island is repaired. And then we'll see how fast everything is fixed.
Wesley November 01, 2012 at 06:22 PM
4 days and no sight of even one truck in the area...shameful!
DDB November 01, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Yes, the supervisor should have sent them in to just start hooking stuff up. Why have them work systemically outward like it has been explained ad nauseum needs to be done to make repairs properly and safely? Just have the guys go in and start picking up wires...great idea Mike. You should run LIPA .
DDB November 01, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Mike saw the trucks, they are just waiting for their chinese food before they go into the neighborhoods. It may take a while though, because the power is out at the restaurant.
Joel Weingast November 02, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I too live in Syosset and have not seen a LIPA vehicle in the area. Front loaders and tractors for clearing passage, but no line work.

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