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9,000 without power on Long Island

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Long Island Power Authority is reporting nearly 9,000 customers without power.

A company spokesman says that as of 7:30 a.m. LIPA has restored almost all power to customers in Far Rockaway, Queens. Overnight, 2,275 customers were affected.

He says about 5,000 customers in Suffolk and 3,800 in Nassau remain without power.

LIPA has extra crews and tree trimmers working throughout the day Wednesday.

The outages are the result of heavy rain and winds that began sweeping through the area Tuesday night.

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