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For Immediate Release: September 4, 2006
12:00 noon

CON EDISON CREWS RESTORING POWER IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY: STORM DAMAGE UPDATE

 Company Is Distributing Dry Ice To Affected Customers  

NEW YORK - While Con Edison crews work to restore electrical power to residents in Westchester affected by power interruptions caused by remnants of Tropical Strom Ernesto, the company is distributing dry ice to customers. Dry ice is being distributed at:
  • Bloomingdale's in White Plains located at Bloomingdale Road - North end of the parking lot;
  • Rye Playland - parking lot;
  • The Cross County Shopping Center off of I-87 in Yonkers - West side of the parking lot;
  • The City Hall parking lot in New Rochelle located at 60 Beaufort Place
Over 400 Con Edison crews continue to work around the clock to restore electricity to approximately 20,000 customers affected by Saturday's winds, remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto. The crews are working around downed trees, limbs and branches to replace poles and damaged wires.

As of 12 noon on Monday, Con Edison has restored service to more than 54,000 customers in Westchester County. Most of the remaining customers without power will be restored on Monday and Tuesday. Virtually all will be restored by Wednesday with the possibility of a small number going into Thursday.

After winds battered electrical lines, electric service at one time or another was interrupted to more than 90,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County.

Safety is Con Edison's No. 1 priority as its crews restore electrical power to customers.

Con Edison also warns people to avoid any downed electrical wires, to treat any wires as live and immediately report any downed wires to the company by calling 1-800-75-CONED. Customers without electrical power also should call that number.

Additional company crews, plus crews from Upstate New York and Rhode Island are assigned to Westchester County. The most damage is in southern Westchester, however there are outages throughout the county.

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