Toppled tree knocks out power to 3,000

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A toppled tree left about 3,000 LIPA customers in the Town of Huntington without power early Wednesday, though most had been restored by 10 a.m., a spokesman said.

Spokesman Mark Gross said the tree fell on Dickinson Avenue, which runs between Elwood Road and Laurel Road in Northport, knocking out "a bunch of primary wire."

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All but about 20 customers had their power restored by 10 a.m., Gross said. He said it was not immediately clear what caused the tree to fall.

"Crews were able to isolate the tree very quickly," Gross said. "But now most of those customers are back."

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