The New York State-owned Long Island Power Authority expects to restore power by the end of Tuesday to most of the remaining 80,000 homes and businesses still without service two weeks after Hurricane Sandy battered the region.
Other hard-hit utilities in the area - Consolidated Edison Inc in New York and units of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc and FirstEnergy Corp in New Jersey - restored service to almost all customers over the weekend.
Sandy left about 8.5 million electric customers without service in 21 states after hitting the New Jersey coast on Oct. 29.
Sandy hit LIPA harder than any other power company, knocking out more than 1 million of its 1.1 million customers, while a nor’easter last week knocked out 123,000 more customers - thousands of whom had had their power restored after Sandy.
Combined, Sandy and the nor’easter knocked out more homes and businesses on Long Island than LIPA has customers.
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