400 New Rochelle homes were without power today.
NEW YORK -- Con Edison has mobilized extra crews to restore electrical service to customers affected by the fierce blizzard that began Sunday and continued to pound the region this morning.
The company expects to restore service to nearly all of its Westchester County customers by 5 a.m. Tuesday and to nearly all of its Queens customers by 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Con Edison reported approximately 5,300 customers out of power in New York City and Westchester County as of 1 p.m. today. The remaining customer outages include about 2,300 in Queens and 3,000 in Westchester County. In all, the storm affected approximately 10,000 customers.
Winds gusting up to 65 miles per hour have knocked trees into power lines, cutting off electricity and creating potentially dangerous conditions, while the heavy snow has left many roads impassable.
Extra overhead line crews are working in Westchester, Queens and other affected areas, and more crews will be added during the day. Con Edison also has additional customer service representatives and tree-clearing crews on duty to respond to customers and the outages.Read more