Less than two weeks after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Rockville Centre faced more damage and power outages from a Nor'easter storm which blanketed the village in snow.
According to Rockville Centre Spokesman Jeffery Kluewer, apprpximately 60 residents lost power on Wedensday between about noon and 4 p.m. due to tree branches falling into distribution lines, primarily in backyards.
"These outages were sporadic," Kluewer said, adding that many were restored by about noon on Thursday and that the rest were expected back by the evening.
Sometime after about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kluewer said, a Long Island Rail Road line running along the railroad tracks broke loose and fell onto a LIPA line in Bellmore, causing a short in one of our transmission lines into a substation.
This affected several thousand customers" Kluewer said, "but only for about 10 minutes until the line that shorted out was re-energized."
At about 4 a.m. on Thursday, a tree behind Reeve Road fell onto primary
distribution wires taking out a few hundred customers, including Molloy
College and the well field pumps Kluewer explained.
Most of those outages were restored by about 11 a.m and as of noon there were about 40 customers left without power. Most of those are expected to be back on line by the end of the day, Kluewer said.