Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: November 1, 2011
CON EDISON TO DISTRIBUTE DRY ICE
AND PROVIDE CUSTOMER OUTREACH VANS
NEW YORK –While Con Edison crews restore electrical power to residents in Westchester County affected by the weekend snowstorm, the company will distribute dry ice to customers at three locations from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today or until supplies are depleted.
BJís, 3303 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights
- IBM/Town Park, 205 Business Park Drive, Armonk
- The Midway Shopping Center, 955 Central Park Ave., Yonkers/Scarsdale border
Customer Outreach Vans will also be at these locations to assist residents.
For residents picking up dry ice, instructions for safe handling and disposal are printed on the paper bag containing the ice. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide and should be used only in well-ventilated areas. Keep children and pets safely away.
Con Edison reminds customers that if they see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move them or touch them with any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by snow, tree limbs, leaves or water.
Customers can report downed power lines, outages and check service restoration status online by computer, cell phone, or PDAs at www.conEd.com. They may also call 1-800-75CONED. When reporting an outage, have your Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether your neighbors have also lost power.