Storm could bring down Long Island power lines

Heavy snow and high winds could bring down a lot of trees and power lines during the two-part storm that's closing in on Long Island.

Long Islanders who were in the dark for days after Sandy fear they'll lose power again.

Long Islanders who were in the dark for days after Sandy fear they'll lose power again. (3/6/13)

PLAINVIEW - Heavy snow and high winds could bring down a lot of trees and power lines during the two-part storm that will hit Long Island through Friday.

Some residents are already seeing the effects of the double-digit wind gusts: a large tree in Baldwin uprooted and took some power lines with it. In Plainview, strong wind gusts sent towering trees swaying dangerously close to power lines as well.

National Grid officials say they're gearing up for restoration efforts. National Grid brought in 60 linemen from Connecticut and Pennsylvania to help with storm response.

National Grid took the reigns from LIPA during last month's blizzard, restoring power to most Long Islanders within 24 hours.

Officials say residents who lose power during the storm should call LIPA at 1-800-490-0075. Residents can also report an outage online or via text message.

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