WOODBURY - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone talked exclusively to News 12 Long Island about LIPA's power restoration efforts.

Bellone explained that he sent county employees to LIPA substations to work with managers on the ground, but his employees were told to leave the premises.

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He also explained that LIPA managers at the substations were told not to communicate with Bellone's employees, until Bellone sent police into the substations to get much-needed information.

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