Most of the Plainview-area outages are isolated in Old Bethpage, where 70 customers were affected as of 2 a.m. Power is expected to be restored in Plainview and Old Bethpage by morning, LIPA reports.
The outages, scattered across rain-battered Long Island, were being reported early Thursday morning in West Hills, Jericho, Glen Cove, Massapequa and Hicksville, authorities said. Unless conditions deteriorate further, LIPA expects service to return by morning to these locations.
A winter-weather advisory was in effect early Thursday. The National Weather Service was reporting high winds gusting to more than 30 miles an hour and had issued a flood watch for Long Island. The rain is expected to end by morning.