Village of Rockville Centre impacted by widespread power outage



The Village of Rockville Centre experienced widespread power outages on Tuesday afternoon, which impacted traffic signals, businesses and homes across the community.

Outages were reported from Molloy University down to residential areas along Park Avenue, to the downtown area from Front Street to Lincoln Avenue.

Mayor Francis Murray said that the exact cause of the outage is still unknown as of press time on Tuesday.

“All of the electricity is back on,” Murray said. “It was quite an undertaking by our electric department … our crews worked diligently, as they always do, to resolve the issue.”

Thanks to the hard work of the village electric department, power was quickly restored to the area within an hour. Several residents reported on social media, that the power later went out a second time, and was quickly restored. 

Murray said that thanks to the swift response by the village fire department and police department there were no car accidents reported and no pedestrian incidents.