High winds leave hundreds without power across North Fork

01/31/2013 8:45 AM |
CANDICE SCHOTT PHOTO  |  The high winds damaged these chicken coops in Southold.

CANDICE SCHOTT PHOTO | The high winds damaged these chicken coops in Southold.

As many as 500 North Fork residents were without power this morning after heavy winds came whipping across the North Fork overnight into today. A Long Island Power Authority outage map showed most of the outages in Cutchogue, with 380 customers affected.

LIPA expects to have power restored to those affected by late morning, according to the map.

The National Weather Service issued another severe weather warning at 7:58 a.m. for a “squall line moving across Eastern Long Island.”

There were more than 34,000 outages total across Long Island as of 8:33 a.m., according to LIPA.

While scattered showers are expected to pass the area by around 10 a.m., the wind will likely remain throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. Gusts could reach 49 mph and wind will be sustained around 24-28 mph.

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