Con Edison was deep in restoration efforts a week-and-a-half after Hurricane Sandy when a nor'easter had a bigger impact than expected in Westchester County and New York City yesterday.
Con Edison Senior Vice President of Electric Operations John Miksad said Wednesday evening that at the highest point, one million of the three million customers served by the company had been without power.
This morning, "A Nor’easter yesterday knocked out electricity to approximately 55,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County," the company said in a statement. "The new storm temporarily delayed Con Edison’s customer restorations. Crews repairing overhead equipment cannot work safely in high winds."
In total, approximately 72,000 customers in the region need repairing following yesterday's storm.
"In Westchester, there were about 35,000 customers out of service and some communities were hit particularly hard by tree damage, downed wires and road closures," the company said today.
Beginning at noon today, Con Edison will distribute ice at the IBM Complex/Town Park in Armonk (set GPS for 200 Business Park Dr.)
Supplies will be handed out until 5 p.m. or until they run out.