Con Edison Media Relations
MORNING UPDATE: WESTCHESTER POWER RESTORATIONS CONTINUE
NEW YORK – Con Edison crews continue working around the clock to repair power lines and equipment for Westchester County customers affected by Friday’s snowstorm, and have restored electricity to more than 46,700 customers.
Approximately 50,200 customers had their electric service knocked out by the storm. Con Edison said today that 3,500 Westchester customers are without power as of 8 a.m.
Many of the remaining outages involve downed power lines serving only one customer.
Over 300 utility repair crews, including more than 180 crews from utilities as far away as Ohio, are working on the restoration efforts. Communities with the remaining largest outages include New Castle, Yorktown Heights, Briarcliff Manor and Cortlandt.
Con Edison has added additional customer service representatives to its call centers to answer customers’ questions. Con Edison urges any customers who are without power, but who have not reported a loss of service, to make sure they call the company at 1-800-75CONED (1-800-752-6633. Any customers without service should not assume the company is aware of their outage.
Customers can also report power interruptions or service problems, as well as view service restoration information online at www.conEd.com, and on their cell phones and PDAs. When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.
Safety remains an especially important concern. Treat all downed wires down as if they are live and dangerous. Be careful of power lines that may be hidden under snow, tree branches or other debris
Con Edison is in contact with local and municipal officials, as well as the appropriate Office of Emergency Services to keep them apprised of all restoration efforts.For more storm tips, go to www.ConEd.com.