Power restored after Babylon outage

LIPA electrical poles and wires along Yaphank Avenue

LIPA electrical poles and wires along Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank. (March 1, 2011) Photo Credit: James Carbone

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Power was restored shortly before 11 p.m. to about 15,000 Long Island Power Authority customers in the Babylon area on Friday night, a LIPA spokesman said.

The homes and businesses affected were generally in the communities of Copiague, Lindenhurst, North Amityville, and North Lindenhurst, according to Scott Garver, the LIPA spokesman.

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The power outage occurred after a supply line for a substation failed, he said.

The outage began at 9:15 p.m., Garver said.

LIPA's website indicates that the utility has about 82,000 customers in Babylon Town.

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