Con Edison Crews Responding To Outages On Staten Island

* Update: As of 10 a.m., July 21: Approximately 200 customers remain without service in Staten Island. Con Edison crews continue to work to restore service to the impacted neighborhoods. * -- Con Edison is responding to approximately 19,000 customer outages in the Fresh Kills and Fox Hills neighborhoods of Staten Island.

The affected communities include: New Brighton, St. George, Tompkinsville, Ward Hill, New Dorp, Dongan Hills, Stapleton, Grymes Hill, Silver Lake, Fort Wadsworth, Concord, South Beach, Ocean Breeze, Grant City, Eltingville, Great Kills, Oakwood and Rosebank. Con Edison crews are on location making repairs to the affected equipment.

The company has also implemented five percent voltage reduction as a precaution to help prevent further damage to equipment.

Con Edison has asked customers in these areas who have power not to use appliances such as washers, dryers, air conditioners and other energy-intensive equipment and to turn off lights and televisions when not needed until the equipment problems are resolved.

Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at www.conEd.com or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.

Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

Also, download Con Edison's new free iPhone and Android app, My conEdison, to report and check the status of a power problem, and view the company's interactive online outage map.

Customers can follow Con Edison on Twitter or like us on Facebook for general outage updates, safety tips and storm preparation information.

The equipment problems in midtown west 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.