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Jericho Tpke. lanes reopen after wires come down in West Hills, officials say

Wires came down across Jericho Turnpike in West Hills on Saturday night, temporarily closing lanes, officials said.

Police received a call at 8:35 p.m. about "wires on fire," which they said had closed all eastbound and one westbound lane on Jericho Turnpike between Round Swamp Road and Chicory Lane. The lanes were later reopened. 

PSEG Long Island crews responded to the scene and were making repairs, spokesman Jeremy Walsh said. 

For crews to safely clear the scene, the company had an intentional outage of about two and a half minutes that affected 400 customers, Walsh said. Shortly before midnight, crews were still working on repairs. 

Huntington Manor Fire Department and Suffolk County police were on the scene. The cause is under investigation, Walsh said.

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