Signs of slow progress are evident in Plainview, whose residents largely remain in cold darkened homes Friday.
There was gasoline available at at least two Plainview stations, the Hess on Old Country Road and the Mobil on Manetto Hill Road. Readers said both had very long lines. At 1 p.m., the Hess was out of fuel again, and people were waiting for a tanker truck to arrive. The situation is hour-to-hour.
There is plenty of food in grocery stores. Many restaurants are open. Generally, people are behaving well despite very difficult conditions.
Here's what's open:
- Morton Village has power and all businesses seem to be operating.
- The Plainvew Centre is open from Starbucks to The Bakery.
- The Plainview Library is open and now reports it has internet and computer services.
- Many synagogues are open, including the Plainview Jewish Center and the Manetto Hill Jewish Center. The Mid-Island Y JCC is partially open and is serving meals. Young Israel of Plainview is open.
- Both ShopRites, John's Farms and Fairway Market are open and well stocked.
- The Long Island Rail Road is running on a limited basis out of Hicksville. Nice Bus is operating along Old Country Road.
Here's what's closed:
Plainview schools are closed Friday, including all after-school activities. Some still have no power. There is no firm estimate when school will resume. School officials can't reopen the schools until power is restored to all or most of them, officials said. Washington Avenue still has downed power lines and there is no specific timeframe for repairing them, LIPA officials said.
The Woodbury Plaza (just across Woodbury Road from the Plainview Centre) is in the dark, but TraderJoe's is running on a generator.