Updated 06/24/2010 09:50 PM
Strong Storm Damages Trees, Downs Power Lines
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A quick yet powerful rainstorm caused a flurry of damage Thursday afternoon across the city.
Near the Long Island Rail Road station at Little Neck, Queens, crews spent most of the late afternoon clearing the train tracks and checking the signals.
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In the streets of Little Neck, just north of Northern Boulevard, high winds caused a number of trees to fall.
A number of power lines were also downed, and at least one was seen shooting sparks into the air.
Residents who were at home at the time say the storm was quick but violent
"It sounded just like a train. And I look through the window and I see all the leaves. Everything was flying," said one Queens resident.
"It's a big mess. There are branches all over the place. My pool is full of branches. But luckily not a whole lot of damage," said another.
Little Neck Parkway was closed to traffic between 3:30 to 4 p.m. but has since reopened.
About 2,300 Con Ed customers lost power citywide.
As of late Thursday night, 761 customers in Queens were still without power, along with 456 in Brooklyn; 27 in the Bronx; 26 in Staten Island; and six in Manhattan.