NYSEG in the Homestretch of Downstate Power Restoration
All Services Expected to Be Back on by Noon Today
>> 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 and restoration times are available at http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/outageinformation.html and 1.800.572.1131.
>> This is the final news release for this event.
Rochester, NY – NYSEG has restored nearly all of the 29,600 service interruptions in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties caused by Tuesday afternoon’s violent storms. Approximately 90 of NYSEG’s 86,000 customers in the three-county region are currently without power. NYSEG expects to have all service restored by noon today.
“Our work would be much more difficult without the assistance of law enforcement, fire and emergency services personnel; elected officials and community leaders; highway crews; and many others. Our hats are off to them,” said Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E. “We also appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding as we continue to go about our work.”
While restoration work will wrap up, 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.