Con Edison Media Relations
CON EDISON CREWS RESPONDING TO OUTAGES FROM HIGH WINDS AND FLOODING
NEW YORK – Con Edison crews are responding to scattered outages throughout New York City and Westchester County after an early morning storm toppled trees and power lines throughout the company’s service area.
Con Edison said today that approximately 2,300 customers in New York City and Westchester County are without electrical service because of severe rain, wind, and flooding resulting from an early morning storm. At the height of the storm, more than 14,000 customers had lost electricity.
The company said that it must clear trees and wait for water to recede before workers can even begin to approach some damaged equipment. Priority for restoration is given to lines that supply the most customers out of service.
Con Edison offers the following safety tips:
Customers who still have electricity are being asked to use energy wisely and to avoid the use of energy intensive appliance until further notice. Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers both directly and through the media as the situation warrants. In addition, important information will also be posted on the company’s Web site, www.conEd.com. The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management and or the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $27 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at www.conEd.com.
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