Broome County Lucks Out When it Comes to Power Outages
10/30/2012 (Updated 6:46:20 PM)NYSEG workers were prepared for the worst going into Monday's storm.
Fortunately our area lucked out. According to officials, Broome County only had fourteen hundred NYSEG customers without service last night and less than 40 calls regarding downed power lines and trees.
NYSEG has an 18,000 square mile service area all across upstate New York, and part of that area is above New York City in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess county.
"So most of our outages especially in this particular area are pretty well cleaned up at this point, and that a good thing because it will enable us to release personnel in this area to go to our down-state service area to help out where we have tens of thousands of customers with out power," said Clayton Ellis the Manager of Corporate Communications with NYSEG.
According to Clayton Ellis a complete damage assessment hasn't been done in the downstate area.
But their assumption is that the damage is worse than it was from Hurricane Irene.
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