NYSEG Continues Restoration Efforts in Brewster and Liberty Following Winter Storm - 8 p.m.
- Stay away from downed power lines
- Even lines that appear dead can be dangerous
BREWSTER, NY - March 4, 2018 8:00 p.m. NYSEG NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID (NYSE: AGR), has more than 2,000 personnel working storm restoration efforts. The company has also called in additional resources and assistance from neighboring companies, contractors, and municipalities from as far away as Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Canada. Crews spent the day cutting power to any downed lines, removing trees and repairing damaged lines and equipment as they work to restore power to customers. Crews and contractors will continue to work until all customers are restored.
NYSEG is focused on getting the power back on for our customers, said Carl A. Taylor, President and CEO of NYSEG. There is an intense effort here and we continue to make progress. Our crews and contractors are focused on continuing restoration after making sure streets were safe from downed wires and broken limbs. We are committed to continued diligence in our efforts until every customer is restored.
As of 8 p.m., approximately 57,000 customers affected by the winter storm in the Brewster and Liberty divisions are without power after the significant storm moved across the state bringing down more than 2,100 reported power lines. Some of the hardest hit areas include Delaware, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.
|Columbia||850||11:45 p.m., Monday|
|Delaware||1,001||11:45 p.m., Monday|
|Dutchess||4,783||11:45 p.m., Monday|
|Putnam||19,221||11:45 p.m., Monday|
|Sullivan||12,030||11:45 p.m., Monday|
|Ulster||258||11:45 p.m., Monday|
|Westchester||20,123||11:45 p.m., Monday|
NYSEG will provide additional information including shelters, dry ice and bottled water on NYSEG.com and the company's Twitter and Facebook pages.
NYSEG offers the following reminders:
During a Power Interruption
- Contact neighbors to see if their power is off. A loss of power may be the result of a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.
- To report a power interruption, contact NYSEG at 1.800.572.1131
- Don't use a natural gas or propane range to heat your home.
- Never use outdoor grills or stoves inside.
- Keep refrigerators and freezers closed as much as possible. Most food will last 24 hours if you minimize the opening of refrigerator and freezer doors.
Safety After a Storm
- Stay out of flooded or damp basements or other areas if water is in contact with outlets, a furnace or any electrically operated appliance that is energized. The water or moisture may conduct electricity. Contact may cause serious or fatal injury.
- You may have tree debris in your yard following a storm. Wait until power line repairs are complete before you begin your storm cleanup.
- Turn on appliances and sensitive electronic equipment one at a time to avoid overloading circuits.
- Replenish emergency supplies used during the storm.
- Additional storm safety information is available at nyseg.com (click on Outage Central and then on Storm Safety).