More Than 1,000 Personnel Responding to Outages Following Thunderstorm - 12 p.m.
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More Than 1,000 Personnel Responding to Outages Following Thunderstorm
Plattsburgh, NY - May 5, 2018, 12 p.m. - NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), continues restoration efforts following heavy winds, thunderstorms, and fallen tree limbs which caused outages across the state. As of 12 p.m., approximately 30,000 outages are affecting both homes and businesses in the company's Plattsburgh division. The hardest hit areas are Clinton and Essex Counties, though Franklin and Hamilton Counties are also affected.
There are more than 1,000 personnel responding to the storm statewide and additional resources traveling to the most affected areas including additional resources en route from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Canada. Line and tree crews, assessors and wire guards are focused on making safe any downed wires, determining damage, providing estimated restoration times and making repairs. Preliminary assessment indicates damage to NYSEG transmission lines and substations, which will be repaired first, as this equipment is the backbone of the NYSEG's electricity delivery system. As this work is being done, further assessment and repair will begin on distribution lines that serve homes and businesses.