A day after , power to Greenport Village is almost fully restored as of late Monday afternoon with only a few sections of the village still without power at places like Second and Sixth streets, said Mayor David Nyce.
The mayor said that the relied on generators starting at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday night due to a transformer failure to the west, ran them through the night then switched to back to a feed very early on Monday morning. Nyce said that power restoration is at about 90 percent as of 5 p.m. in the village.
“We’re hoping these pockets are easy fixes so we can get power back to them by early tomorrow afternoon,” he said.
LIPA workers spent much of the day repairing a badly leaning pole near and another that snapped in half near the corner of Bridge and Atlantic streets. The bigger job for village workers, who were helped throughout the storm during long hours, is and will be brush clean up from fallen trees.
“There are huge trees down everywhere, oddly enough they were all maples,” Nyce said.
Sections of Greenport West outside of village proper remain without power around 5 p.m., according to LIPA’s website.
About 25 people took advantage of the storm shelter set up at to ride the storm out Saturday night into Sunday, though the school was without power for a time. People began to return home late Sunday afternoon.
Beaches and parks in the village will remain closed until clean up is complete, Nyce said. He added that his crew has been wonderful responding to what could have been a much bigger natural disaster from beginning to end.
“Everyone’s been great,” he said. “They really jumped in to pull through this.”