Long Island cleans up during calm after storm

A windstorm that swept through Long Island Saturday night left a cleanup on the island Sunday. The force of the wind ripped huge branches off trees, including one on Barter Lane in Hicksville. In Bayville,

News 12 Staff

Mar 10, 2008, 11:32 PM

Updated 5,970 days ago

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A windstorm that swept through Long Island Saturday night left a cleanup on the island Sunday.
The force of the wind ripped huge branches off trees, including one on Barter Lane in Hicksville. In Bayville, the storm toppled a pole, leaving live wires dangling across Bayville Avenue.
"I mean, we do have power," said Chris Kinsel, of Bayville. "It's just the fact that we have power lines that are 5 feet from the ground. You know, if someone walked under it they could get clothes-lined."
A LIPA spokesman says the storm knocked out power to approximately 26,400 customers. Of those, all but 1,000 were still without power Sunday evening.


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