Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: September 4, 2006
CON EDISON CREWS RESTORING POWER IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY:
STORM DAMAGE UPDATE
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:
Company Is Distributing Dry Ice To Affected Customers
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.
- 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
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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