Con Edison Media Relations
Hurricane Irene Update
CON EDISON RESTORING CUSTOMERS
NEW YORK – Con Edison has restored electrical service to approximately 39,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County after Hurricane Irene’s severe winds toppled trees, poles and cables.
Customers without service due to Hurricane Irene peaked around 1 p.m. today with 121,000 customers out in all five boroughs and Westchester County.
Safe restoration is the company’s priority. Con Edison expects to restore most New York City customers by late Tuesday evening and the majority of Westchester customers by late Thursday. For the latest outage numbers, please visit the company’s outage map which is updated every 15 minutes: http://apps.coned.com/stormcenter_external/default.html.
Con Edison employees are being helped by mutual aid crews from across the country: 870 line workers, 400 tree trimmers and 200 damage assessors.
The company is working closely with the New York City Office of Emergency Management and The Westchester Office of Emergency Services other emergency officials to monitor and respond to the effects of Hurricane Irene.