BETHPAGE - Hundreds of out-of-state utility crews are arriving in Bethpage State Park, where National Grid has set up a staging area.

National Grid says it is taking over storm duties from LIPA, which is a major shift in responsibility to get service restored since Sandy.

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The Moreland Commission recommended the switch and made the decision.

The commission was set up by Gov. Cuomo after Sandy to evaluate LIPA's weak response to the hurricane.