Con Ed Westchester Restorations Nearly Complete

More than one million Westchester and New York City customers have been restored since Sandy.

"This morning, the last customers in Westchester affected by Hurricane Sandy, whose equipment could be restored, were getting their electricity back," Con Edison said in a statement this morning.

For some, this means getting power and heat back two weeks after Sandy hit the county.

"Sandy caused five times as many outages as the next largest storm in Con Edison history, Hurricane Irene, which hit in August 2011," the statement said. "The company has gone through a year’s worth of some materials since Hurricane Sandy struck. Con Edison and thousands of mutual aid and contractor personnel replaced 60 miles of electric cable and responded to tens of thousands of locations."

According to the company's outage map, as of 10:15 a.m. on Monday, 165 Westchester County customers remain without power, with the highest number of outages remaining in the Town of New Castle (47).

These county outages are anticipated to be restored by 11 p.m. tonight, with the exception of Dobbs Ferry's eight reported remaining outages, which have an estimated restoration time of 4 a.m. tomorrow.

"In the wake of those storms, the company will be rebuilding and replacing more equipment to ensure reliability," Con Edison said today.

Daniel S November 13, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Even the picture attached to the story shows a PIKE truck...NOT ConEd!!!!
Alfredo R November 13, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Alfredo R: 13 days without power to replace 1 transformer. Customer service was rude and actually screamed that they were doing a better job than LIPA. But, LIPA restored my family in Rockaway before ConEd restored me. I was repeatedly told that NYC was their first priority. Why do we pay the highest utility rates in the USA? The offered alternatives to ConEd are a joke in order to maintain their monopoly.
Marie November 13, 2012 at 06:42 PM
I live on Riverview Farm road, Ossining; right behind New Castle, our power came back on Friday but no internet, cable, or telephone service. The utility poles are severely comprimised, with wires temporarily held together with rope, and the Con Ed pole on my property is hanging on by rope attached to a large tree. Other services; Optimum refuse to "come into a danger zone" and will only restore service after Con Ed has replaced utility poles and wires. From the looks of things, I don't anticipate having modern conveniences such as internet access and TV for some time -and I WORK FROM HOME! I saw Con Ed on Sunday, a huge number of trucks, they showed on the cul-de-sac for 30 mins and all took off right after. No poles were replaced, no wires touched, nothing. When called Con Ed, they didn't have an answer. Con Ed needs to get their act together, the communication among Con Ed crews and customer service is non-existent and their coordination is even worse, just awful. It's time for another utility company.
Janet Sims November 14, 2012 at 09:35 AM
I hope our governor stays angry at Con Ed's performance. Westchester deserves a utility company with a proven track record for customer service in dealing with storm outages. Let's not become too comfortable now that we have power back, please!
jeff meyer November 14, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Janet, Con Ed will NEVER change until their leadership is changed. Yesterday, the CEO of LIPA submitted his resignation. Unless the Governor forces the hand of Con Ed and demands the resignation of the Con Ed CEO, Kevin Burke then nothing will change. It is reported by FORBES that this CEO made 10 million + in salary compensation in 2011 (ranked #181). Con Ed Corp. made 992 million in profits in 2011. This corp. is granted monopoly status thus they reap a bonanza and the public is treated like garbage. SHAREHOLDERS take priority over CONSUMERS. Just review Burke's one public appearance with CE Astorino. Burke was completely clueless and could barely articulate relevant information. If he does not go then NOTHING will change. Jeff Meyer Tuckahoe, NY


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