03/03/18 4:15 p.m.
More Than 1,200 NYSEG Personnel Responding to Outages Following Winter Storm
150 more crews headed in from Maine
BREWSTER, NY — March 3, 2018, 4:00 p.m. — NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), continues restoration efforts following heavy snow, increasing winds and fallen tree limbs which caused outages across the state. As of 4 p.m., approximately 70,000 outages are affecting both homes and businesses in the Brewster and Liberty divisions. The hardest hit areas include Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.
There are more than 1,200 personnel responding to the storm statewide and additional resources traveling to the most affected areas. Crews and contractors, including additional resources from Maine and Canada, are committed to continue to work 17 hour shifts and throughout the night on restoration efforts in the Brewster and Liberty areas until all customers are restored. Employees are working diligently on the priority of first making conditions safe in the area, and then restoring power as quickly as possible.
“This significant winter storm caused a substantial amount of damage. We understand that any amount of time without power is an inconvenience to our customers,” said Carl A. Taylor, President and CEO of NYSEG. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as our crews work to restore power safely and as quickly as possible.”
NYSEG provides updates, including information involving warming centers and shelters to the general public, on our web and social media sites.