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More than 2,500 Queens residents without power
More than 2,500 Queens residents without power
News Billy Rennison 7/18/2012 at 6:18PM

More than 2,000 Queens residents are without power thanks to a powerful storm that swept through the area with high winds, rain and hail. Downed power lines have knocked out electricity for approximately 1,000 Con Edison customers in both Fresh Meadows and Middle Village. A spokesperson for the company said overhead wires are susceptible to [...]

Pols Push for Underground Power Lines
Pols Push for Underground Power Lines
News Billy Rennison 9/15/2011 at 6:58PM

When Hurricane Irene thrashed through Queens, it left thousands of residents without power for days. Those extended periods without power need to be over, according to Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, who introduced legislation shortly after the storm that proposes installing underground power lines in her district. “The benefit of moving these wires underground outweighs financial cost. [...]