LIPA aims to have 90 percent of outages fixed by Wednesday

Hundreds of thousands of people are still in the dark nearly a week after Superstorm Sandy ripped across Long Island, but LIPA says it hopes

WOODBURY - Hundreds of thousands of people are still in the dark nearly a week after Superstorm Sandy ripped across Long Island, but LIPA says it hopes to have 90 percent of outages fixed by Wednesday. The utility brought in an additional 1,200 out-of-state workers today to help, bringing the total number of workers dedicated to storm cleanup to about 10,000. Crews from all over the country are pitching in to get Long Island powered up again. Still, more than 325,000 customers remained without power as of Sunday evening. LIPA chief Michael Hervey says he wants to remind residents that they should not confront or complain to LIPA work crews out on the streets. He also says he feels the pain of those without power: his home remains in the dark, too.

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