Long Island transmission line may be out for summer

May 22, 2002 — A major 18-mile power transmission line which tripped off May 18, could be out of service all summer, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) reports.

The line, which connects Oyster Bay to Westchester County, cut off power on the morning of May 18, probably because of crossed wires in the 3-mile part that runs underwater across Long Island Sound, LIPA officials said.

Officials hope to find the problem within the next few days, but if the problem points to a needed replacement of parts of the line, it may not be operating during peak power usage during the summer.

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