NYSEG Crews in the Homestretch of Capital Region Power Restoration Effort
>> 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.
>> The next news release will be distributed at 11 a.m.
Clifton Park, NY – Between new power interruptions over the last 24 hours and those interruptions remaining from Monday’s destructive storm, approximately 500 NYSEG customers in Columbia (440), Washington (50) and Rensselaer (fewer than 10) counties are currently without power. NYSEG expects to have service restored to all customers by this evening, barring additional damage from expected high winds and minor flooding.
More than 9,000 NYSEG customers lost power at one time or another this week as a result of the storm.