Update, 4 p.m. Tuesday
All 6,657 NYSEG customers in Bedford were without power Tuesday afternoon. It was unclear Tuesday when power would be restored to the area.
BEDFORD, N.Y. - Hurricane Sandy knocked out power for all but seven customers in Bedford as of Tuesday morning, according to New York State Electric and Gas reports.
An estimated 6,650 out of 6,657 NYSEG customers in Bedford were without power 9 a.m. Tuesday. It’s unclear when customers can expect power to return.
The National Weather Service has downgraded Sandy to a post-tropical cyclone, but the storm is still producing sustained winds up to 65 mph according to the NWS 5 a.m. update. A wind advisory is still in effect for Westchester County until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Weather officials said the brunt of the storm hit the area Monday night, but additional power outages could occur throughout Tuesday.
Check back with The Daily Voice for more updates.
UPDATE, 6:30 p.m.: BEDFORD, N.Y. – Hurricane Sandy knocked out power for 1,631 of New York State Electric & Gas' 6,657 customers in Bedford as of 6 p.m. Monday, the utility company said.
According to the NYSEG website, 527 of its 1,729 Bedford Village customers are without power, while in Bedford Hills, 503 of the hamlet's 2,329 NYSEG customers have lost power. Of the 2,414 NYSEG customers in Katonah, 601 are now without electricity.
NYSEG officials said they were concerned about the impact of falling limbs and trees on power lines and of flooding on both electricity and natural gas facilities as the storm continued.
NYSEG front-line and support personnel across the state were on heightened alert, according to the company, and its customer relations centers were prepared and materials were on hand to repair any damage to company energy delivery systems.
The NYSEG website urges those with outages to notify the company by calling 1-800-572-1131.
Con Edison customers in Bedford can call 1-800-75-CONED to report an outage. Currently, 70 of Con Ed's 1,018 customers in Bedford are without power, according to the company website.