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New Storm Creates Outages in Bellmore-Merrick

Just days after Hurricane Sandy caused thousands of people to be without electricity in the Bellmore-Merrick area, a snowstorm may be adding some new outages to the equation.

As of Wednesday at 6 p.m., 1,611 customers are still powerless in South Merrick with no listed time of restoration, according to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Storm Center Outage Map. Another 412 are down in North Merrick, but their power is expected to be restored by Nov. 11 at 11 p.m.

In South Bellmore, 718 customers are without power, while another 722 are down in North Bellmore. North Bellmore is expected to be back online by Nov. 12 at 11 p.m., and no estimate has been provided for those south of Sunrise Highway.

The following areas have multiple pockets of 51 or more outages in Bellmore and Merrick.
  • West of Merrick Avenue between Camp Avenue and Sunrise Highway.
  • South of Merrick Road near the South Bellmore East Bay.
  • South of Jerusalem Avenue between Bellmore Avenue and Route 105.

The following areas have at least one pocket of 51 or more outages (including above).
  • Just southwest of the Newbridge Road and North Jerusalem Road intersection.
  • Just northeast of the Merrick Road and Meadowbrook Road intersection.

The following areas have multiple pockets between 5-50 outages (including above).
  • Northwest of the Camp Avenue and Merrick Avenue intersection.
  • South of Sunrise in the vicinity of Babylon Turnpike.
  • South of Camp Avenue between Newbridge Road and Merrick Avenue.

As of Wednesday at 6 p.m., LIPA is reporting 188,019 customers affected by 8,183 active outages Islandwide. 

To see an up-to-date LIPA Storm Center Outage Map, click here.

Are you without power? Do you want to see if people in your area have power? Tell us in the comments below.
Daniel Walton November 07, 2012 at 06:19 PM
The entire peninsula on Hewlett Ave south of Merrick Rd is with out power. The map above shows hard hats which I take to mean crews are working. That is not true. There has not been any line crew working on the peninsula since the storm. We are also one of the areas that are supposed to be getting inspected. There is no evidence of inspectors on the peninsula. One of the trees that was in the lines was finally cleared today. I know of at least 20 poles that need to be replaced and nothing has been done about those yet.
Terri November 07, 2012 at 08:23 PM
I have friends who have been staying with me since Friday. They have been without power for 10 days. They live on Central Blvd. between Sunrise Hwy and Merrick Road. This block did not receive any water, trees have been cleaned up and there are no power lines down. Why isn't this area being serviced? When you call LIPA you don't get an answer. My friend is battling cancer and just wants to be back in her own home! Frustrating for them.
beth November 08, 2012 at 07:50 AM
We are on fox blvd near the merrick jewish centre td bank is on behind us in on around the corner is on .. Lipa came down our block tues night said line down will be back in am .. Am came and went still no power !!!
Al November 08, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Got power back on Saturday. This morning power went out at 6am.Then two hours later came back on. We're two block north of Camp, two blocks east of Merrick Ave. Good luck to all those who have no end in sight.

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