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PSEG: Power outages in New Suffolk and Cutchogue were caused by a blown fuse

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(Updated 6:30 p.m.) The cause of the power outage in New Suffolk and Cutchogue was a blown fuse, a PSEG spokesperson said this afternoon. The service technician walked the line to locate the problem, the spokesperson said. Power was restored by about 4 p.m.

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Hundreds of people in Cutchogue and New Suffolk find themselves coping with today’s oppressive heat and humidity this afternoon without electricity, due to a power outage affecting 380 PSEG-LI customers in the two North Fork hamlets. PSEG is currently estimating power will be restored at about 6 p.m.

People without power who rely on medical devices that require electricity to operate are urged to call the Cutchogue Fire Department for assistance, Fire Chief William Brewer said this afternoon. “We will transport them to the hospital if need be,” Brewer said.

PSEG is reporting more than 1,200 customers without power across Long Island as of 2:25 p.m.

A service technician is en route to the area to investigate the cause of the outage in the Town of Southold, said PSEG-LI spokesperson Elizabeth Flagler. “We don’t yet know what the cause is,” she said.  The utility could provide no estimated restoration time yet.

There are 343 customers out in the Town of Huntington and 356 in the Town of Oyster Bay also out, according to PSEG-LI.

The Village of Greenport has not experienced any outages during the weekend heat wave, Mayor George Hubbard said this afternoon.


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