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Power Restored To Over 100,000 NYSEG, RG&E Customers

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NYSEG and RG&E have restored power to over 117,000 customers after Friday's winter storm as of 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

Over 188,000 customers had outages in both homes and businesses.

The company said in a statement that they expect more than 90% of customers in hard-hit areas like Delaware, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties to have their power restored by the end of the night Monday.

“We have made good progress with the restoration. We still have a lot of work ahead of us to restore power to our remaining customers, and we will not lessen our efforts until we restore every last customer.” - Carl A. Taylor, President and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E

Currently, more than 2,000 workers are working on restoration and will continue until all customers have their power restored.

The company added that there were nearly 2,000 downed wires reported. NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131 and RG&E customers should call 1-800-743-1701 to report downed power lines or other dangers.

NYSEG offered the following safety reminders:

  • 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 a lot of 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 safety information is available here.