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Con Edison, Orange & Rockland send crews to help with widespread power outages on LI

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LONG ISLAND — Power companies from around the tri-state area are assisting PSEG Long Island to restore power to thousands of customers.

Widespread power outages on Long Island continued into Tuesday afternoon after severe weather swept through the area, utility officials said.

More than 20,000 customers are without electricity in Suffolk County, according to PSEG Long Island’s online outage map. An estimated time of restoration was not given.

At the peak of the outage, around 70,000 customers were without power.

Con Edison has sent 32 employees along with 16 employees from Orange and Rockland to the hard-hit area of Riverhead.

The employees sent specialize in overhead electric restoration operations, according to a statement from Con Edison.

In Nassau County, less than 100  customers were without power shortly after 3 p.m., down from about 670 customers at the outage’s peak. Crews said they expected to have electricity restored to those customers by 12:30 p.m. but that time has been rescinded, according to the utility’s outage map.