Letter: Was power line properly replaced?

A file photo of power lines on Long

A file photo of power lines on Long Island. (March 1, 2011) (Credit: James Carbone)

I am one of the many Long Islanders who had a LIPA transmission line come down.

Four days later, a crew from Madison, Wis., strung a new power line to replace the downed (and stolen) copper cable. And we thank them very much. However, the original cable was about one inch thick, and this one is about one-quarter inch in diameter.

The repairmen wouldn't answer when asked why such a thin wire was being put up. Is LIPA going to come back and replace this with the proper size cable? Is there any state agency checking up on the work that was done?

Howard Levine, Wantagh

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