NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: March 5, 2008
CON EDISON RESPONDING TO POWER OUTAGES IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
NEW YORK – More than 150 Con Edison crew members are responding to power outages caused by tree damage to power lines as severe weather moved across Westchester County early this morning.
The utility is assessing damage and estimates that approximately 2,000 customers are without power. Yonkers, Bronxville, Mamaroneck, Rye, New Rochelle and Larchmont are among the communities most affected.
Company crews have restored more than 7,500 customers in Westchester County.
The company urges customers to report power interruptions or service problems online at www.conEd.com, or by calling Con Edison’s toll-free customer service number 1-800-75-CON ED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.
When severe outages occur, primary distribution feeders will be restored first, with the highest priority given to lines that supply the most customers out of service. Next, the crews will restore secondary facilities, such as transformers and secondary cables, again with highest priority given to lines supplying the most customers out of service. Individual services and lines serving single homes will be restored as crews become available.
The company offers the following safety tips for its customers:
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