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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: July 9, 2010
11:30 p.m.

CON EDISON REDUCES VOLTAGE
 IN SOME BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOODS

NEW YORK — Because of problems on electrical cables supplying power to a number of neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Con Edison has reduced voltage by 8 percent to the areas.

The company is asking customers in the affected areas to turn off non-essential electrical appliances to help reduce electricity usage until the equipment problems are resolved.

One area includes the following neighborhoods: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Old Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Georgetown.

It is bound by Fulton Street to the north, West Prospect Park, Marlborough Road, Ditmas Avenue to Flatbush Avenue on the west, New York Avenue, Clarendon Road and Lousiana Avenue on the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. It includes about 93,000 metered customers.

The second area includes the Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Seagate, and Gravesend neighborhoods.

The area is bound by Gravesend Neck Road on the north, Shell Road and Coney Island Creek on the west, East 15th/East 16th streets to Sheepshead Bay to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The area includes approximately 27,000 metered customers.

Company crews are working now to repair the problems.

The equipment problems in the area have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system. Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers both directly and through the media as the situation warrants.  The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management.

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