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Clifton Park, NY, June 12, 2008 (4 p.m.) – Local NYSEG crews along with numerous additional crews from across the state have restored power to more than 95 % of the 35,000 customers in the company’s Liberty, Mechanicville, Brewster and Plattsburgh operating divisions who were left without power as a result of severe damage from Tuesday’s storms.

NYSEG continues to urge customers to stay far 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.

Here is the current status of power restoration efforts in the Liberty Division:

  • Liberty Division (All or parts of Delaware, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties)
    - 12,000 customers without power at peak.
    - 1,500 customers currently without power.
    - Complete restoration expected by 6 p.m. Friday.
    - Dry ice available at the White Lake Fire House, 1596 Route 17B, White Lake from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

About NYSEG: NYSEG is a Rochester-based subsidiary of Energy East Corporation [NYSE:EAS], a super-regional energy services and delivery company in the Northeast. We serve 871,000 electricity customers and 256,000 natural gas customers across more than 40% of upstate New York. By providing outstanding customer service and meeting our customers’ energy requirements in an environmentally-responsible manner, we will continue to be a valuable asset to the communities we serve. For more information about NYSEG, visit nyseg.com.