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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: July 11, 2010
7:45 p.m.


NEW YORK — Because of problems on electrical cables supplying power to a number of neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Con Edison has reduced voltage by 5 percent to the area.

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

This 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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