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Thousands of NYSEG Customers Lose Power

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. -

NYSEG worked to restore power to over 700 customers in Broome and Tioga counties this morning, but since 4 p.m. the number reached a high of over 5,500 customers.

For Endicott residents like Dominick Fernandez and his mother, losing power is adding to the complications of digging out of the snow. 

"Food in the fridge kinda going bad...heat's gone," said Fernandez.

Residents without power had to find other ways to stay warm.

"Layering up, blankets," said Fernandez. 

The way the storm hit made shoveling tough, even for people who get paid to do it. 

Steve Kizis with Lawnsense has been shoveling and plowing since Sunday morning, and the work didn't stop there. 

"Just the heavy snow. It's wet and heavy and the ice we had earlier," said Kizis.

The second layer of snow made his job tougher today. It also made a tougher job for the NYSEG crews.

The wet, heavy snow caused trees and power lines to fall down, adding to all the outages around Broome and Tioga counties.