NYSEG Expects to Wrap Up Power Restoration Effort This Evening
>> 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.
>> THIS WILL BE THE FINAL NEWS RELEASE ON THIS EVENT.
Clifton Park, NY – Approximately 515 NYSEG customers in Columbia (430), Washington (50) and Rensselaer (35) counties are currently without power as a result of service interruptions in the last 24 hours and interruptions as a result of Monday’s destructive storm.
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.
“We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding as we complete our work,” said Walt Matyjas, director - electric distribution at NYSEG and RG&E. “We also owe our gratitude to the law enforcement agencies, fire departments, highway departments, emergency management personnel and local officials that have helped us immensely. Without their support, our work would be considerably more difficult.”