Con Edison Preparing for Weekend Storms
Con Edison said that the outages caused by yesterday’s storm are now below 3,200, as crews worked throughout the night and into today to restore service to customers.
More than 9,800 of the approximately 13,000 customers in Westchester County and New York City whose service was interrupted by the storm have had power restored.
Crews are continuing to work to restore power to the approximately 3,200 customers without power as of 3 p.m. today. The majority of outages are in Westchester County, where approximately 1,900 customers are currently affected.
The company said the vast majority of customers who lost power overnight should have power restored by the end of the day. Persistent winds throughout today have caused additional outages and customers who report their outages will be provided with their restoration times.
Safety remains our top priority. Treat all downed wires as if they are live and dangerous. Be careful of power lines that may be hidden under leaves, tree branches or other debris.
Con Edison crews are prepared to respond to any outages that occur today or tonight due to rain and windstorms forecast for New York City and Westchester County. Strong winds can push trees and branches into overhead power lines and bring those lines down, causing customers to lose service.
Customers should report outages and check service restoration status at www.conEd.com/reportoutage, or with our mobile app for iOS or Android devices, or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When calling, customers should report whether their neighbors also have lost power. Customers who report outages will receive updates with their estimated restoration times as they become available.
The company reminds customers to avoid any downed power lines and take the following safety precautions:
- If you see downed wires, do not go near them. Report them to Con Edison and your local police department immediately.
- Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move them or touch them with your hands or any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by tree limbs, leaves or water.
- If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
- At home, if power goes out, disconnect or turn off appliances that would otherwise turn on automatically when service is restored. If several appliances start up at once, the electric circuits may overload.
- Check to make sure flashlights and any battery-operated radios are in working order. Make sure to have a supply of extra batteries.
- Weather updates and news on restorations of electrical service can be heard on most local radio and television stations.
Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at www.conEd.com/reportoutage, or with our mobile app for iOS or Android devices, or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When calling, customers should report whether their neighbors also have lost power.
Customers who report outages will receive updates with their estimated restoration times as they become available.
Con Edison is in contact with local and municipal officials, as well as the appropriate Office of Emergency Services to keep them apprised of all restoration efforts.
For more storm tips, go to www.conEd.com.
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