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Jun 26, 2009 7:18 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Power outage hits Southampton Village

Jun 26, 2009 7:18 PM

Nearly 500 residents of Southampton Village lost power on Wednesday afternoon after a utility pole was damaged, a Long Island Power Authority spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

The damaged pole was located on the corner of Prospect Street and North Sea Road in Southampton, according to Elizabeth Flagler, a spokeswoman for the utility company. She said that the top of a high voltage primary “burned clear,” and was likely damaged as a result of recent rainstorms.

A total of 458 customers were affected for 19 minutes, and 33 customers were affected for six minutes, she said.

Caroline Simson

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What shall the elite shouthampton village residents do without their central AC for 18 minutes? Oh the humanities!
By slamminsammy (104), Hampton Bays on Jun 17, 09 6:30 PM
EXCUSES NOW LIPA IS GONNA RAISE YOUR RATES FOR THAT ONE
By pinga (90), hamptonbays on Jun 17, 09 8:16 PM
Don't r=those elite Southampton village residents all have servants with palm fronds?
By Frank Wheeler (1811), Northampton on Jun 17, 09 10:10 PM
"Off with their heads!!!!"
By landarchi (33), Southampton on Jun 17, 09 11:32 PM
This is news?
By fdp (23), southampton on Jun 18, 09 5:58 AM
No this isn't news it's reality. Just like the guys at 7 11 and the towns criminal accounting. No news here, just the reality of it all.
By ride the truth wave (125), southampton on Jun 18, 09 3:42 PM
Elite? the majority of the people that live in the village of Southampton go to work everyday, just like the people who live in the hamlet of Hampton Bays and I am pretty sure that not to many of them have Central AC, but thier electric bill goes up every summer just like everyone elses.
By pstevens (406), Wilmington on Jun 21, 09 3:54 PM