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UPDATE: More Than 600 Merrick Residents Without Power

More than 630 Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) customers in Merrick are in the dark after a transformer blew near the intersection of Merrick Avenue and Horatio Avenue Saturday morning.

According to Elizabeth Flagler from the LIPA media relations department, a crew is currently on site, however she said repairs could take up to three hours.

The LIPA outage map originally estimated a restoration time of 10:30 a.m.

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Chris Brink provided the news tip that led to this story. 

This is a breaking news story. Patch will provide more information as it's made available.

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This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 8.
lucky libra December 08, 2012 at 02:43 PM
i called lipa at 6;30 am, restoration time as per their update calls were 8;30, then 11;30, then 3;30, and it came on at 12;10 pm, they beat their own record, THANK YOU LIPA, THIS TIME YOU ACTED FAST !!!!!!!!!!

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