03/06/18 9:00 p.m.
NYSEG Progressing With Ongoing Restoration Efforts
Company Continues to Monitor Forecasts for Next Storm Expected to Hit Tomorrow
BREWSTER, NY — March 6, 2018, 9:30 p.m. — NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), continues restoration efforts to our customers that remain without power. As of 9 p.m., more than 166,000 customers have had their power restored across the state. A workforce of more than 2,000, including more than 340 new arrivals today and overnight emergency crews, are working expeditiously to restore power to the majority of customers in Delaware, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties by 11:45 p.m. tonight. NYSEG is also monitoring forecasts in the area with projected snowfall totals of 10-16 inches through Thursday.
Today, crews have been able to restore power to approximately 45,000 customers in the Brewster Division and 22,000 customers in the Liberty Division. To date, more than 2,000 wires and 322 poles have been discovered as part of restoration efforts in the two divisions.
“We recognize that our customers who remain without power are frustrated. I can assure you we are doing everything possible to clean up the mess that this storm created. Our crews and staff continue to work tirelessly and will continue to do so until power to all of our customers is restored. I am proud of everyone who is partnering with us in this effort while re-emphasizing to our customers that they are our number one priority. We also are watchful and will retain our complement of crews to be available for the next pending snow storm,” said Carl A. Taylor, President and CEO of NYSEG.
The company urges everyone to stay away from downed power lines. Even lines that appear dead can be dangerous. NYSEG will provide updates and any additional information on available shelters, dry ice and bottled water on the company’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages.