NYSEG Power Restoration Team Tops 95% Mark of Services Restored
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Rochester, NY – NYSEG’s power restoration team has surpassed the 95% milestone of services restored. Of the 289,000 services interrupted as a result of damage from Hurricane Irene, 275,000 services have been restored. (In these figures, customers that have been interrupted and restored more than once are counted for each time they have been interrupted and restored.)
More than 1,500 people, including nearly 620 line and tree crews from as far away as the Midwest, are now on the job. The NYSEG team will continue to work 24/7 until all service is restored.
Approximately 13,300 customers are currently without power:
- 7,500 in NYSEG’s Brewster Division (parts of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties).
- 5,500 in NYSEG’s Oneonta Division (parts of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Greene, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Otsego, Schoharie and Ulster counties).
- 200 in NYSEG’s Plattsburgh Division (parts of Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties).
- 100 in NYSEG’s Liberty Division (parts of Sullivan, Orange, Delaware and Ulster counties).
Based on the extent of the known damage thus far, NYSEG estimates the following power restoration times:
- Brewster Division: All but approximately 4,000 customers will have power restored by late tonight (September 2). All power is projected to be restored by late Saturday (September 3).
- Liberty Division: All power is projected to be restored by late today (September 2).
- Plattsburgh Division: All but approximately 150 customers who do not have power will have service restored by tonight (September 2). All power is projected to be restored by midnight Saturday (September 3). NYSEG’s Plattsburgh Division customers who do not have power are asked to contact the company at 1.800.572.1131.
- Oneonta Division: Road closures and inaccessibility issues continue to impede damage assessment and the restoration of power to approximately 1,000 customers. Many of the customers in accessible areas who do not have power will have service restored by late tonight (September 2), with all customers in accessible areas projected to have power restored by late Tuesday (September 6). The restoration of service to those customers in inaccessible areas will depend on NYSEG’s ability to gain access to assess damage and make repairs.
As estimated times of restoration are refined, they are posted at http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/outageinformation.html.
Storm Stats – NYSEG Statewide Service Area
- 624,000 pounds of dry ice and 65,000 gallons of bottled water distributed to customers
- 3,000+ incidents of wires down
- 300+ broken poles
- 27 transmission lines locked out; 24 now back in service
- 19 substations out of service; all now back in service