National Grid leading power recovery efforts

President of Transmission for National Grid, John Bruckner, says the company expects to have most customers restored within 24 hours from the time they report the outage. (2/8/13)

BETHPAGE - LIPA has stepped aside to let National Grid take charge of power recovery efforts for the storm, but both believe it will take a team effort to restore any affected service.

National Grid officials say up to 100,000 customers could lose power from the storm. Officials vowed not to repeat the failures that followed Superstorm Sandy, saying they already have added personnel in place to help restore power.

Officials with National Grid say customers will see faster power restoration this time around.

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LIPA says it will help oversee operations and coordinate communications.

To watch more of the National Grid news conference, click on News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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