>> Dry ice and bottled water will be distributed, as needed, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel; the Chatham Fire Department, 10 Hoffman Street, Chatham; and the Averill Park Fire Department, 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY.
>> This will be the final update for this event.
POWER RESTORED TO MORE THAN 59,000 NYSEG CUSTOMERS
Clifton Park, NY, March 15, 2010 (9:00 p.m.) – NYSEG crews, bolstered by a large contingent of additional personnel and equipment from across the state as well as numerous other states, have been working continuously to restore power to those impacted by the devastating winter storm that hit the area over the weekend. Approximately 60,000 NYSEG customers in the company’s East Region were impacted by the storm. As of 9:00 p.m., less than 300 customers in NYSEG’s service area in Columbia and Rensselaer counties remained without power, and less than 50 NYSEG customers in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester were still without power.
Restoration efforts will continue until all customers have had their power restored; NYSEG expects total restoration by Tuesday afternoon.
Any NYSEG customer who does not have power is asked to contact the company at 1-800-572-1131.
William Sears, NYSEG’s manager of regional operations, attributed the speed of the restoration effort to the response of local crews and the very quick mobilization of support from utility crews from other areas.
“We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding while we went about our work, and we would also like to thank the highway departments, volunteer firefighters and everyone else who assisted in our restoration efforts,” Sears said.