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>> NYSEG urges customers to stay 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 other hazardous situations.

>> Emergency generators can be dangerous. Carefully read, understand and follow manufacturer’s instructions when operating an emergency generator. Never run emergency generators indoors; operate them only outdoors in well-ventilated areas and away from windows and doors.

>> This will be the final release for this event.

NYSEG EXPECTS TO COMPLETE MOST POWER RESTORATION WORK TODAY

Clifton Park, NY, December 2, 2010 (11 a.m.) – NYSEG crews are continuing to repair damage to the company’s electricity delivery system from the severe wind and rain storms that tore through much of the company’s 10,000-square-mile, 25-county East Region yesterday.

NYSEG customers should call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed wires or other hazardous conditions. NYSEG’s natural gas emergency number is 1.800.572.1121.

Here is a wrap up of power interruptions in the hardest hit areas:

Brewster Division (All or parts of Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties)
 -  300 customers currently without power.  The area with the most customers who remain without power is the town of Carmel.  NYSEG expects to restore power to all customers today.                               .
Mechanicville Division (All or parts of Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington counties)
- 200 customers currently without power. The areas with the most customers who remain without power are the towns of Hebron and Jackson. NYSEG expects to restore power to all customers today.
Plattsburgh Division (All or parts of Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties)
- 250 customers currently without power. The areas with the most customers who remain without power are the towns of Ellenburg and Long Lake.

NYSEG expects to restore power to most customers today, however a small number of customers with individual service issues or in remote areas may not be restored until tomorrow. 

Walter Matyjas, NYSEG’s director - electric distribution, attributes the speed of the restoration effort to the response of local crews and the quick mobilization of utility crews from other areas and contractors. “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,” Matyjas said.