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Mayor: Village Working Around the Clock to Restore Services

Port Jefferson Mayor Margot Garant updates residents on the state of the village after the storm.

Mayor: Village Working Around the Clock to Restore Services

I would like to take a minute to thank the men and women of our Department of Public Works, Code Enforcement, Ambulance Corps, Fire Department and all the staff in the village. Every member of the emergency team stepped up and worked round the clock over the last five days to keep this village safe, intact and operational.

I realize there remains several areas of the village where residents still have no power or Internet service. We continue to work with LIPA on clearing the fallen trees within various neighborhoods, ect. Once they are cleared and the main substation is repaired, the remaining power will come on line.

Please continue to support your neighbors, our seniors and those who need electric, heat and a hot meal.

At this time approx 60 percent of the overall service has been restored to our residential areas and we continue to work with LIPA.

We are currently 50 percent clear of the storm debris, and 75 percent cleared of the major trees fallen into the utility lines within the Village. Our DPW crew continues to work around the clock, but maintains the priority of clearing the roads in order to get power up, keeping emergency routes accessible while now also conserving gasoline and diesel consumption.

Our schools will reopen Monday, golf course for walkers only on Saturday, Farmers Market will resume on Sunday and many of the local businesses are open and operational in both lower and upper Port. Ferry service is running however LIRR ridership is still suspended until further notice.

Please continue to reach out to your neighbors. We will continue to work until all power and services are restored throughout the village.

Also:

Thank you.

Margot J Garant

Mayor of Port Jefferson

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