Con Ed: 35K Without Power in Westchester

The utility company is giving out dry ice today in Armonk.

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.

fisher70man November 08, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Great time to hand out dry ice. It's already cold enough as it is. Although this Nor'easter caused more outages, Con-Ed better take care of those that have not had power for 10 days before getting those that had their power back and lost it again. Some people may just freeze to death first before Con-Ed may or may not even notice or care.
Jeanie Bombace November 08, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Yesterday,workers from Hydro Quebec worked through the storm and got many people up and running again. Con-Ed should take some lessons from them.
Jay Horgan November 08, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Perhaps Con Ed can use the dry ice for the poor people that freeze to death. At the rate thay are going, we are going to need a lot more dry ice to deal with the aftermaths of their incompetence.
Jules Demarista November 08, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Let's fire Con Ed for misleading people about when their power is going to be restored, which prevents them from taking other measures to protect from hypothermia in time. It is a disgrace that 10 ConED trucks can be seen along our roads with only two buckets on the line, and 15 people hanging around doing no work! Maybe we should move to Quebec where they are more civilized and capable of dealing with winter's cold and storms. Con Ed is clearly disorganized and unprepared. Encourage your neighbors to deduct Sandy expenses that you incurred after the first 3 days from your Con ED bill. Cuomo is holding Con ED accountable and it is worth a try. Submit receipts to ConED with your next bill explaining your deduction. OR install an ARCHIMEDES SCREW GENERATOR in a nearby stream to generate your own power and go off the grid. Take that Con ED. We don't need your bad service.
BG7 November 08, 2012 at 06:11 PM
ConEd needs to restore the Sandy outages FIRST. These people have been without power for 9 days!
Vegas November 08, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Cuomo has done NOTHING! He is a disgrace and should be recalled. I haven't heard from him in days. Is he hiding in Bedford with the power on??? Where the heck is con Ed. Heads need to roll.
Ivan November 08, 2012 at 06:37 PM
2333 palmer ave New Rochelle out 10 days and counting.Take care of power outage From Sandy first.
Michael Woyton (Editor) November 08, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Have you been calling Con Ed? If so, what have they been saying?
Mitchell Stein November 08, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Although last night we got our power back, the hugh tree that hit our utility pole and cracked it, still blocks the road and it's on 4 properties. Plus the Utility pole with all of the other cable wires is still in it's 7 O'Clock cracked position ready to come down on our property. A ConEd employee came by last night and his answer as to when will ConEd replace or fix the Utility pole, move the tree and return power to the 3 other homes on the block was, "I have no idea". Yep, our Westchester taxes are hard at work.
Nummy November 08, 2012 at 06:59 PM
BG7 November 08, 2012 at 07:02 PM
They have placid trained workers weho give you a series of platitutudes and it stops there. Even when you get the supervisor, its the same. No specific information.
kera astorino November 09, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Crompond has had no power 11 days and my street has seen no work being done we have workers guarding the wires but yet to do any work. Con Ed is a disgrace and should be ashamed
Jackly November 09, 2012 at 04:07 AM
I was told today by con ed they will continue to go to the large outages first rather than the people (like myself) who have been out for 12 days.
mark November 09, 2012 at 05:40 AM
I am not defending CE or NYSEG but there is no way to look at miles of roads covered in trees and figure out how long it takes to clean this up. No single entity stocks enough equipment or manpower to handle the volume of work out there.


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