NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: March 1, 2009
CON EDISON PREPARES FOR MARCH STORM
NEW YORK – Con Edison is tracking a potentially heavy snow storm expected to hit the New York area tonight and tomorrow. Crews are prepared to respond to any power outages that may occur, and the company reminds customers to remain safe and avoid downed power lines.
To report outages, customers may reach Con Edison either online at www.conEd.com, or at 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 have also lost power.
They can also check on estimated service restoration times and outages in their area at http://www.coned.com/sm/outageinfo.asp. Customers should not assume the company is aware that they are without electrical service.
Con Edison offers these safety tips:
In the event of severe outages, 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, lines serving a single home, will be restored as crews become available.
The company will maintain close contact with the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services to coordinate storm response as necessary.
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