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>> >> This will be the final release for this event.
NYSEG COMPLETING POWER RESTORATION FOLLOWING OUTAGES RESULTING FROM STRONG WINDS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Clifton Park, NY, February 20, 2011 (9 p.m.) – NYSEG crews are completing power restoration following the damage to the company’s electricity delivery system from the severe winds that impacted much of the company’s 10,000-square-mile, 25-county East Region yesterday and last night. The strong winds caused hundreds of downed wires and numerous broken poles. As of 9 p.m. Sunday:
Brewster Division (All or parts of Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties)
- 200 customers currently without power, most located in the Town of Carmel. Virtually all Brewster Division customers are expected to have their power restored by midnight tonight.
Liberty Division (All or parts of Delaware, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties)
- 250 customers currently without power, most located in the towns of Highland and Rockland. Most Liberty Division customers will have their power restored by midnight tonight, although some customers may not have their power restored until early Monday afternoon.
Walter Matyjas, NYSEG’s director - electric distribution, stated, “We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding while we went about our work, and we would also like to thank the highway departments, volunteer firefighters and everyone else who assisted in our restoration efforts.”