>> The demand for dry ice and bottled water has fallen off sharply. Remaining supplies of dry ice and bottled water will be available until 4 p.m. today at NYSEG, Hale Street Extension, Norwich; NYSEG, Railroad Avenue, Stamford; NYSEG, Country Club Road, Oneonta; NYSEG, Lower Chestnut Street, Cooperstown; Windham Sewage Treatment Plant, South Street, Windham.
>> NYSEG urges 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 hazardous situations.
>> The next news release will be distributed at 4 p.m.
NYSEG MAKING GREAT STRIDES IN RESTORING POWER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oneonta, NY, October 31, 2008 (Noon) – Approximately 1,600 of NYSEG’s Oneonta Division customers are currently without power as a result of severe damage to the company’s electricity delivery system from Tuesday and Wednesday’s storm. Most of those customers can expect to have power restored by midnight tonight, although some customers may not have power restored until noon tomorrow.
As NYSEG is continuing its power restoration work, customers who still do not have power are asked to call 1.800.572.1131.
NYSEG’s Oneonta Division includes all or parts of Otsego, Delaware, Greene, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Schoharie, Ulster, Chenango and Broome counties.