NYSEG Making Huge Strides in Restoring Power in the Capital Region
>> 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.
>> Shelters are open at the Taconic Fire Station and the Copake Community Center (Mountain View Drive).
>> The next news release will be distributed at 7 a.m. tomorrow.
Clifton Park, NY – NYSEG crews, working with Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) and contract crews, made excellent progress today restoring power to those Mechanicville Division customers who lost service following Monday’s devastating storm and repairing damage from new power interruptions.
Of the more than 9,000 NYSEG customers who lost power at one time or another this week as a result of the storm, approximately 470 customers are currently without power – 250 in Columbia County, fewer than 20 in Rensselaer County and, as the result of a new interruption this afternoon, 200 in Washington County.
Taking into account new power interruptions and lingering interruptions caused by Monday’s storm, NYSEG now expects that all but approximately 300 of its customers who do not have power will have service restored by late this evening, barring unforeseen problems including further inclement weather. Those remaining customers who do not have power will have service restored on Friday.