A spokeswoman for National Grid, which is handling the restoration work, said some things had been done differently to allow for as quick a restoration as possible, like getting workers from off of Long Island in place before the storm hit to be able to help out.
‘‘That was a huge improvement in terms of restoration,’’ Wendy Ladd said. She said 600 workers had been brought in from elsewhere to supplement the 400 workers on Long Island.
Matthew Cordaro, current chairman of the LIPA Oversight Committee for the Suffolk County Legislature, said there was no comparison between the weather events.
‘‘Snow generally doesn’t pose any significant threat to the system. So no, I'm not surprised at the outcome. I don’t think they did exceptionally well for the nature of the storm — average at best,’’ he said.
Associated Press writer Verena Dobnik in New York City contributed to this report.