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Substation Fire Knocks Out Power to 6,000

PSEG truck at the intersection of Pidgeon Hill and Wolf Hill Road. Photo
PSEG truck at the intersection of Pidgeon Hill and Wolf Hill Road. Photo
A substation fire knocked out power Saturday to more than 6,000 customers in Melville,  Huntington Station and South Huntington neighborhoods.

As of noon, PSEG said, all power in the area has been restored. Police continued to block a lane of traffic at the Wolf Hill and Half Hollow Hills Road intersection in front of St. Anthony's High School.

PSEG spokesman Jeff Weir said, "We're taking a look, doing diagnostic work, so we understand what the problem was and to resolve any issues that there may be."

Updated: It was the second outage for some people in the area this week. Power went out Monday in the triangle and Walt Whitman Shops area.

Carol Peterssen January 11, 2014 at 03:28 PM
Not feeling confidence with PS&G. Took over on January 1. Without power at Birchwood School in South Huntington for 5 hours, not 1 hour and five days later another outage.
Ron January 11, 2014 at 06:31 PM
Power went off at 9:45 and back on at 12:15pm Monday.
Robert W January 11, 2014 at 09:54 PM
Monday the power went off about 9:30. While most of the area did get there power back around 12:15 Birchwood power went back out 5 minutes later and did not come back on until 2:30 so Carol is right. I know this because I have a child there.
Savio Groth January 12, 2014 at 02:59 PM
Sorry Robert. All power was back on at 12:15.
Robert W January 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM
Ok Savio. Why don't you call Birchwood and ask the principal what time it came back and stayed on?
Carol Peterssen January 15, 2014 at 03:44 PM
You both are right. Power was restored in area around 12:30. Birchwood was using a generator at the school. In order to turn back to regular power and take off the generator, it would put Birchwood in darkness temporarily. It was kept on generator at that time because of the safety of the children. There is a high volume of movement in the hallways during 12:00 and 2:00 due to lunch, recess and specials.

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