LIPA aims to cut number of outages by 150,000 by Sunday

Lela Leslie, 77, stopped while on a walk

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Lela Leslie, 77, stopped while on a walk in her Locust Valley neighborhood to hug and thank a LIPA worker she saw servicing her area. (Nov. 02, 2012) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

The Long Island Power Authority expects to cut the number of customer outages by 150,000 by Sunday night, officials said Friday.

With about 465,000 customers out as of 12:06 a.m. this morning, that reduction would put LIPA on course to restoring the power to all but about 97,000 of its customers who can receive power by Wednesday, said Michael Hervey, LIPA's chief operating officer.

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