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Power slowly returns in NY after superstorm

FILE - This Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, file photo provided by Dylan Patrick shows flooding along the Westside Highway near the USS Intrepid, background center, as Superstorm Sandy moves through the area. NASA spokeswoman Lisa Malone said Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, officials with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum told the space agency the space shuttle Enterprise suffered minor damage during Superstorm Sandy which struck on Monday. (AP Photo/Dylan Patrick) MANDATORY CREDIT: DYLAN PATRICK

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fewer than 1 million customers are without power in New York state, the least since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region.

New York utilities report about 908,000 customers still without power. Parts of Manhattan started to flicker on overnight.

The Long Island Power Authority continues to report the most outages, with about 460,000 homes, buildings and businesses still dark as of 7:30 a.m. Saturday. There are about 275,000 Con Edison customers without service and another 119,000 in suburban Orange and Rockland counties.

Officials say that as power was being restored Friday, several small explosions jolted residents of a Manhattan neighborhood and popped two manhole covers.

The Daily News reports the explosions occurred when the utility started restoring electricity and the current hit salt on the power lines. Nobody was hurt.