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>> Dry ice and bottled water will be available until 8 p.m. today at NYSEG’s facilities on Second Street, Deposit; Hale Street Extension, Norwich; Railroad Avenue in Stamford; and Route 10, Hamden. Dry ice and bottled water will also be available until 8 p.m. today at the Waterville Fire Department, East Main Street, Waterville and at the Windham Sewage Treatment Plant, South Street, Windham. Bottled water only will be available until 8 p.m. today at the Jewitt Town Hall, Route 23C, Jewitt and Ashland Town Hall, Ashland.

>> Warming shelters are open at the Assembly of God Church, State Highway 28, Delhi; United Methodist Church, Andes; Gilboa-Conesville School, Wyckoff Road, Gilboa; and in a building behind the Windham Sewage Treatment Plant, South Street, Windham.

>> NYSEG urges customers to stay far away from downed power lines. Even lines that appear dead can be deadly. NYSEG customers should call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed power lines or hazardous situations.

>> The next news release will be distributed at 6 a.m. tomorrow.

NYSEG CONTINUING TO MAKE STEADY PROGRESS IN RESTORING POWER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oneonta, NY, October 30, 2008 (4 p.m.) – Approximately 7,700 of NYSEG’s Oneonta Division customers who lost power as a result of severe damage to the company’s electricity delivery system from Tuesday’s storm are currently without power.

While crews are continuing to make considerable progress in restoring power, because of the extent of the damage to the company’s electricity delivery system and how widespread the damage is, some customers may be without power into the weekend.

NYSEG’s Oneonta Division includes all or parts of Otsego, Delaware, Greene, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Schoharie, Ulster, Chenango and Broome counties.