New York State In-depth

Patchogue outage is repaired after a truck crashes into power lines

About 20 customers are left without power in Patchogue on Monday night after a truck crashed into a utility pole just before midday, bringing down power lines.

Jeremy Walsh, a PSEG spokesman, said the company received calls about power outages after a truck traveling near Terry Street struck a “lowering wire or telephone wire” and knocked down a utility pole.

“The incident resulted in about 200 customers losing power, the vast majority were restored in about two hours,” Walsh said.

Just after 5pm, he said a crew was on site to install a new pylon “and will be working safely and as quickly as possible” to restore service to those still affected.

Suffolk County Police said a call was received at 11:51 a.m. about a truck that “tore down the pole” and wires on Terry Street. No injuries were reported.

Deborah Morris is a native of Long Islander and covers the city of Huntington.

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