NYSEG COMPLETING POWER RESTORATION WORK
>> 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.
>> NYSEG’s natural gas emergency number is 1.800.572.1121.
>> Up-to-date outage information by county, city/town/village and street/road – as well as restoration times as they become available – can be found at http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/outageinformation.html.
>> Dry ice and bottled water will be available today from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lake Carmel Fire Department (851 Route 52, 1 mile north of the intersection of Route 52 and Route 311) and Amawalk Fire Station # 4 (2513 Amawalk Road – also known as NY Route 35 – at the intersection of Liberty Way in the Hamlet of Amawalk Heights).
>> This is the final news release for this event.
Brewster, NY (June 11, 2011 – 7:30 a.m.) – Of the more than 25,000 NYSEG customers in the company’s Brewster Division (all or parts of Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties) who lost power as a result of Thursday evening’s severe thunderstorms, service has been restored to all but 150 customers. Absent new power interruptions, NYSEG expects to have service restored to all customers by early afternoon. The additional crews that were brought in to assist NYSEG’s local crews will stay in the area today to help make final repairs, and will also be available should today’s predicted storm cause additional damage.
“We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding as we complete our work,” said Walt Matyjas, director - electric distribution at NYSEG and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E). “We also owe our gratitude to the law enforcement agencies, fire departments, highway departments, emergency management personnel and local officials that have helped us immensely. Without their support, our work would be considerably more difficult.”
Storm damage in NYSEG’s Brewster Division included more than 220 downed wires incidents and numerous broken utility poles.