BEDFORD, N.Y. – Nearly 1,500 Con Edison and New York State Energy and Gas customers remained without power in Bedford Wednesday morning, more than a week after Hurricane Sandy brought strong winds, rain and flooding to the area.
An estimated 257 out of 1,018 Con Edison customers and 1,141 out of 6,657 New York State Energy and Gas customers were without power in Bedford at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, down from 330 and 1,746 Tuesday morning.
The utility company reports 36,734 out of 348,198 Con Ed customers and 3,299 out of 32,524 New York State Energy and Gas customers were without power in Westchester at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, down from 52,868 and 7,251 Tuesday morning.
Con Ed officials said crews are working around the clock to restore power and will get help Wednesday from 300 mutual aid workers. Despite the additional help, the predicted arrival of a Nor’easter Wednesday could dampen progress.
“We are closely monitoring forecasts and ensuring that we have resources and materials in place to deal with any further damage to our facilities,” said Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E. “One of our concerns is that limbs and entire trees that survived the punishment of Hurricane Sandy will be weakened to the point that they are not able to withstand the next storm. More falling limbs and trees could impact our system and cause additional outages.”
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