Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: February 18, 2006
CON EDISON CREWS TO ASSIST
NATIONAL GRID CUSTOMERS IN SARATOGA SPRINGS
New York - Con Edison crews are assisting National Grid, the upstate
utility with headquarters in London, England, to restore thousands of
customers who have been without electricity since Friday.
A violent windstorm toppled trees and utility poles upstate, cutting
electrical power to more than 200,000 National Grid customers.
The Con Edison crews left today from the company's Eastview Service
Center in Westchester County, and are expected to arrive in Saratoga
Springs, N.Y., this afternoon.
Crews from Staten Island, Brooklyn-Queens and Bronx-Westchester
all specialists in overhead electrical systems volunteered to
assist the upstate utility. Thirty-one people with more than 20 vehicles
will be working to bring electricity back.