Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: September 6, 2006
CON EDISON CREWS CONTINUE WORKING TO RESTORE
POWER IN WESTCHESTER AFTER STORM
NEW YORK - Con Edison has more than 600 crews and support personnel working
around the clock to restore power to customers in sections of Westchester
County caused by remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto. Crews have been removing
trees, repairing damaged equipment and replacing overhead cables and transformers.
Approximately 4,500 customers remain without power from the storm; an
additional 2,500 customers had their electrical service interrupted since
As of 10:30 a.m. today, Con Edison has restored service to more than
78,300 customers in Westchester County. Most of the remaining customers
without power will be restored today with the possibility of a small
number going into tomorrow.
Yesterday, the company distributed 41,000 pounds of dry ice throughout
the county and will continue to do so today at the following locations:
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.
- Bloomingdale's in White Plains located at Bloomingdale Road - North end of the parking lot (noon);
- Rye Playland - parking lot (noon);
- Macy's at The Cross County Shopping Center off of I-87 in Yonkers - West side of the parking lot (noon);
- The City Hall parking lot in New Rochelle located at 60 Beaufort Place (noon); and
- North Castle Town Park in Armonk located at 205 Business Park Drive (11 a.m.).
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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