Con Edison Media Relations
POWER BACK TO OVER 157,000
NEW YORK —Con Edison and out-of-state utility crews and contractors have restored over 157,000 customers. Westchester customers remaining out now number under 15,000. In Staten Island, fewer than 600 restorations remain. Over 173,000 were out in the wake of the storm.
“We’re continuing to close out the larger-number outages, and the arrival of still more crews has enabled us to make significant progress, especially with the weather cooperating,” said John Miksad, Con Edison’s senior vice president of Electric Operations. “We’re sensitive to the hardships our customers faced with this storm, and we have thousands of professionals working together to make sure electricity is safely restored.”
The majority of storm-related outages remain in Westchester, particularly in the areas of Greenburgh, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Yonkers. Over 2,000 field personnel, including more than 500 two-to six-person restoration crews, have fanned out across the County.
Thousands of other company support personnel are continuing to work around the clock to help the crews that are addressing the most destructive rain and windstorm to hit New York City and Westchester in decades.
The company expects to have all storm-related outages in the Bronx restored by this evening. Staten Island’s outages are expected to be fully restored by Thursday evening, and Westchester’s on Friday. All Brooklyn and Queens customers affected by the storm have been restored.
Customers experiencing any new outages are urged to call Con Edison immediately at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). Customers also can report power interruptions and service problems at www.conEd.com, or on their cell phones or 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.
Con Edison reminds everyone of the following tips to stay safe, whether during or after a storm:
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