NYSEG in the Homestretch of Power Restoration Effort:Vast Majority of Services Expected to Be Back on Tonight
>> 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: 1.800.572.1121
>> The latest outage information: http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/outageinformation.html
>> Dry Ice and Bottled Water
• Tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., NYSEG Service Center, One Electric Parkway, Horseheads.
• Tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ernie Davis Middle School, Lake and William Streets, Elmira.
>> This will be the final news release for this storm emergency.
Rochester, NY – NYSEG is in the homestretch of its power restoration work, but the tasks of re-checking circuits for damage, making additional repairs where temporary repairs were made, and general clean-up will go on for days in some areas.
Elmira Division (All or parts of Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties)
NYSEG expects to complete more than 95% of its service restoration work in the Elmira Division by midnight tonight. Approximately 1,500 customers are currently without power.
Liberty Division (Parts of Sullivan, Orange, Delaware and Ulster counties)
Despite an additional 4,500 customer outages from storms on Saturday and early Sunday, restoration work is essentially complete.
Restoration times for remaining outages and additional information are available at http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/default.html or 1.800.572.1131.
Storm Stats for Binghamton, Brewster, Elmira and Liberty Divisions
• More than 95,000 pounds of dry ice and nearly 3,500 cases of bottled water distributed to customers. Distribution is continuing in the Elmira and Liberty divisions.
• Peak Number of Services Interrupted: Elmira, 24,495: Binghamton, 9,992; Brewster, 14,982; Liberty, 8,001.
• Life Support Customers Affected: 189 (These customers were contacted twice a day.)
• Total Full-Time Equivalent Personnel Working: 1,215
• Wires Down Incidents: 917 (More than 30 miles of wire down.)
• Broken Poles: 158
• Transformers Replaced: 53