The Next Big One: Bury the Lines?

News 12's Drew Scott asks homeowners and LIPA.

News 12's Drew Scott asks homeowners and LIPA. (January 31, 2013 5:56 PM)

Many are wondering whether Long Island could keep the power on during the next big storm by burying electric wires underground.

An independent study commissioned by LIPA in 2005 found that burying wires on Long Island could cost $25 to $30 billion. The study says it would raise electricity rates by 150 percent over 25 years.

Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine says burying power lines is...

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