NYSEG Has Restored Electricity Service to 4,700 Capital Region Customers Affected by Monday’s Storm
>> 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.
>> Dry ice and bottled water will be available at the Copake Fire Hall, 390 County Route 7A, Copake and the Ancram Fire Hall, 1306 County Route 7, Ancram this evening and from 10 a.m. to
8 p.m. tomorrow.
>> An overnight shelter is open at Taconic Hills Central School, 73 County Route 11A. Tomorrow the shelter will be moved to the Taconic Fire Hall.
>> The next news release will be distributed at 9 p.m.
Clifton Park, NY – NYSEG crews, with assistance from Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) and contract crews, have restored power to more than 4,700 of the 9,000 Mechanicville Division customers who lost power as a result of yesterday’s destructive storm. Nearly all of the approximately 4,300 NYSEG customers currently without power are in hard-hit Columbia and Rensselaer counties.
NYSEG expects that most of its customers who are without power will have service restored by this evening, but some customers where damage to NYSEG’s electricity delivery system is most severe will likely not have power until Wednesday.
Significant ice on trees and power lines and difficulty accessing some areas because of hazardous travel conditions have made the power restoration work extremely challenging.