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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: September 6, 2006
10:30 a.m.

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 Saturday's storm.

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:

  • 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.).
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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