PSEG Long Island
More than a dozen 70-year-old trees were suddenly chopped down in one Long Island, and now residents, stuck with unslightly stumps, are demanding answers.
About 900 Port Washington residents have signed a petition demanding their removal. The petition claims the taller poles are dangerous and an eyesore.
PSEG Long Island is hoisting the 65- to 70-foot hurricane-resistant poles from East Hampton to Amagansett to bolster the power grid on Long Island.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Friday. He says it will “dramatically improve” the power grid on Long Island. It suffered widespread and sometimes weeks-long outages after the October 2012 storm.
The forecast is calling for freezing rain and sleet, which will add to the snow that’s already accumulated. That could bring down tree limbs or power lines.
Dozens of school districts have declared a snow day and plows are back out clearing highways as the latest winter storm smacks Long Island.
A Suffolk County Police spokeswoman said the gunshot was apparently fired sometime overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. The PSEG Long Island office was not staffed at the time and no injuries were reported.
An email arrives looking like a utility bill, with a link to view account information. Up to 66 PSE&G customers in New Jersey and 200 more on Long Island reported receiving one.
PSEG Long Island on Thursday warned customers of a scam involving fraudulent e-mails.
With temperatures plummeting to the single digits overnight Monday night into Tuesday, a significant fear has mounted that rain-soaked trees will end up covered in ice. And when winds kick up overnight, the ice-coated branches could bring down electric power lines.
Some consumers have noticed that the electric company that serves Long Island and the one that serves most of New Jersey have two different names, even though they are part of the same company.
Bedford Park in the Bronx was on record with the highest snow total at 11.6 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Central Park recorded 6 inches of snow.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not mince words about the Long Island Power Authority’s handling of superstorm Sandy and the snowstorm that followed. So now, Newark-based PSEG has set up a subsidiary on Long Island.