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Photos by Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS
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A downed tree in Bayside at 39th Avenue and 217th Street

There are still hundreds of homes in Bayside, FlushingCollege Point and Whitestone without power two days after Queens got hit by a powerful nor’easter.

Con Edison crews are still out in the area working to repair power lines and poles that were knocked down by high winds on Friday. About 785 customers across northeast Queens remain with out power, according to the Con Edison outage map.

The utility is scrambling to restore power to these areas and to Westchester County, where 57,000 customers remain without electricity. Con Edison says it’s getting additional help from other utility companies across the country and Canada to assist with the Westchester County restoration.

The power outage map in northeast Queens as of 11:30 a.m. on March 4 (photo via Con Edison website, coned.com)

The power outage map in northeast Queens as of 11:30 a.m. on March 4 (photo via Con Edison website, coned.com)

Con Edison reminds residents not to touch any downed power lines, as they may still remain live. Downed power lines or outages can be reported on Con Edison’s website or by calling 800-75-CONED (800-752-6633). Click here to file a claim for damages suffered during the power outage.

Con Edison encourages those affected by the outage to turn off all appliances, avoid downed and hanging power lines and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Generators should not be used indoors. A gas range or oven should never be used to heat your home.

During and after the storm on Friday, you didn’t have to travel very far to find storm damage. In Bayside, downed tree limbs litter many of the local sidewalks and streets. At 39th Avenue and 217th Street, a large tree has fallen over.

Bayside storm March (2)

Approximately 40 residents in Bayside in the vicinity of Corporal Kennedy Street and 38th Avenue lost power due to downed wires.

A number of residents shared videos and photos of some of the local effects of the storm on the Bayside, Queens Facebook page. One local reported a fallen tree at Corporal Kennedy Street and 18th Avenue, along the Q28 Route. Another shared a video of arcing power lines in the area.

Via Bayside, Queens Facebook group/Paulie Coconuts

Via Bayside, Queens Facebook group/Paulie Coconuts

In Flushing, mainly residents in the Murray Hill section of the neighborhood experienced outages. Burning and downed wires were reported along both 32nd and 33rd avenues between 172nd and 167th streets.

Services at LaGuardia and Kennedy Airport resumed after being suspended on Friday due to high winds. Amtrak had also suspended its service between New York City and Boston because of “flooding and multiple trees down.”

Robert Pozarycki contributed to the story. This story was updated at 11:40 a.m. on March 4.

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Tamara Orellana March 05, 2018 / 04:50PM
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