Con Ed: 35K Without Power in Westchester

The utility company is giving out dry ice today in Armonk.

Con Edison was deep in restoration efforts a week-and-a-half after Hurricane Sandy when a nor'easter had a bigger impact than expected in Westchester County and New York City yesterday.

Con Edison Senior Vice President of Electric Operations John Miksad said Wednesday evening that at the highest point, one million of the three million customers served by the company had been without power.

This morning, "A Nor’easter yesterday knocked out electricity to approximately 55,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County," the company said in a statement. "The new storm temporarily delayed Con Edison’s customer restorations. Crews repairing overhead equipment cannot work safely in high winds."

In total, approximately 72,000 customers in the region need repairing following yesterday's storm.

"In Westchester, there were about 35,000 customers out of service and some communities were hit particularly hard by tree damage, downed wires and road closures," the company said today.

Beginning at noon today, Con Edison will distribute ice at the IBM Complex/Town Park in Armonk (set GPS for 200 Business Park Dr.)

Supplies will be handed out until 5 p.m. or until they run out.

Nummy November 08, 2012 at 06:59 PM
BG7 November 08, 2012 at 07:02 PM
They have placid trained workers weho give you a series of platitutudes and it stops there. Even when you get the supervisor, its the same. No specific information.
kera astorino November 09, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Crompond has had no power 11 days and my street has seen no work being done we have workers guarding the wires but yet to do any work. Con Ed is a disgrace and should be ashamed
Jackly November 09, 2012 at 04:07 AM
I was told today by con ed they will continue to go to the large outages first rather than the people (like myself) who have been out for 12 days.
mark November 09, 2012 at 05:40 AM
I am not defending CE or NYSEG but there is no way to look at miles of roads covered in trees and figure out how long it takes to clean this up. No single entity stocks enough equipment or manpower to handle the volume of work out there.


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