UPDATE, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.: According to a LIPA outage map, over 15,000 customers in the Three Village area are without power.
LIPA has cut down power outages systemwide from about 940,000 to just over 860,000 in the past 24 hours.
Outages are reported as follows:
- Old Field: 858
- Poquott: 2,400
- Setauket/East Setauket: 4,757
- Stony Brook: 7,219
UPDATE, 7:47 p.m. - LIPA is reporting more than 8,000 outages in the Three Village Area. The power authority's outage map showed 7,143 without power in Stony Brook, 1,234 in Setauket and East Setauket, 65 in Poquott and less than 5 in Old Field.
UPDATE, 5:10 p.m. - Close to 240,000 customers are without power across Long Island and those affected locally hovers around 4,300, with the large bulk of outages located in Stony Brook.
LIPA has reported just over 4,000 outages in Stony Brook, with pockets of Poquott out (close to 100 outages) as well as just over 200 people in Setauket.
LIPA released the following statement Monday afternoon: "LIPA and National Grid will continue to restore power to the maximum extent possible, keeping in mind that the safety of the public and our workforce is the highest priority. Due to the high sustained wind speeds and localized flooding, overhead line work will be delayed for long periods of time until conditions once again become safe for crews, which based on the current weather forecast will be Tuesday morning. Ground work restoration will continue as conditions allow."
UPDATE, 2:30 p.m. – As more than 108,000 homes are without power on Long Island, the number of power outages in the Three Village area has swelled to approximately 690 homes, according to LIPA's storm center. The bulk of those outages appear to be north of Route 347 between Pond Path and Nicolls Road. No word yet on whether LIPA crews have been dispatched to handle the most recent outages.
ORIGINAL STORY, 12:30 p.m. – As Hurricane Sandy's effects push through the area, approximately 140 homes in Three Village are without power as of 12:30 p.m. on Monday, according to LIPA's storm center.
Among those outages is a cluster of 36 homes without power in the Village of Poquott.
LIPA crews are already responding to some of those outages, according to the map.
For more updates, stay tuned to Three Village Patch.