05/17/18 5:00 p.m.
NYSEG Continues Efforts to Restore Customers in Hard Hit Brewster and Liberty Divisions After Powerful Thunderstorms
BREWSTER, NY — May 17, 2018 4:30 p.m. — NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), continues restoration efforts to customers after severe thunderstorms pummeled the area with wind gusts topping 78 mph. The National Weather Service has also confirmed that three tornadoes touched down in New York. More than 100,000 customers have been impacted by the storms.
As of 4:30 p.m., approximately 23,000 customers remain without power in the Company’s Brewster Division serving portions of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties. More than 10,000 customers remain without power in the Liberty Division serving portions of Delaware, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. A workforce of nearly 1,800 company, contractor and mutual assistance line and tree crews from Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada will continue to work until all customers are restored.
NYSEG anticipates restoring 90% of customers in the Brewster Division by Friday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. and 100% of customers the following day by 7:00 p.m. Current customer outages by county are as follows:
NYSEG anticipates restoring 90% of customers in the Liberty Division tonight at 11:45 p.m. and 100% of customers by Friday, May 18 by 7:00 p.m. Current customer outages by county are as follows:
Localized information on Estimated Times for Restoration (ETRs) is available at nyseg.com/Outages/outageinformation.html as it becomes available.
Today, crews continue to focus on more than 1,500 downed wires and 388 broken poles as well as transmission segments in the two divisions. Critical facilities remain a priority and collaborative work continues with municipal partners on the state and local levels to clear roads. The company appreciates the support and cooperation it has received from county Emergency Operations Centers, fire and police departments, municipal officials and our customers during our restoration efforts.
NYSEG wants to remind everyone to stay away from downed power lines because even lines that appear dead can be dangerous. To report a power interruption, contact NYSEG at 1.800.572.1131. Anyone who has access to a working computer or mobile device during a power interruption can also report the interruption online at nyseg.com.
For outage and restoration information customers can visit nyseg.com/Outages/default.html or get the latest updates on Facebook & Twitter. The company will also have additional information including shelters, dry ice and bottled water distribution as it becomes available at nyseg.com/Outages/shelterlocations.html and nyseg.com/Outages/dryice.html.
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