WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Virtually all customers will have power restored by midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 7, New York State Electric & Gas announced Sunday.
Earlier on Nov. 1, the utility company announced that the majority of its customers would get power back by midnight Sunday, and all customers would have their power restored by midnight Wednesday, depending on damage assessments.
NYSEG also said it would be monitoring the impending nor'easter storm that is projected to arrive mid-week, to keep restoration efforts on schedule.
NYSEG’s 518 crews of 3,000 workers continue to work 17-hour days restoring power after the unprecedented damage to its electricity delivery system from Hurricane Sandy, according to NYSEG and RG&E president Mark Lynch.
“Resources continue to be secured to further bolster our restoration efforts and we’re using these skilled individuals in an efficient manner to restore power safely, and as quickly as possible,” Lynch said.
“The additional crews are being added as they are released from utilities and contractors across the country and from Canada."
According to the company, in NYSEG’s Brewster Division, 48,640 (64 percent) of the 75,738 customers who lost power have had service restored.
In NYSEG’s Liberty Division, 20,380 (72 percent) of the 28,772 customers who lost power have had service restored.
As the company completes its damage assessment, estimated restoration times will be established for each outage. NYSEG customers may find these by calling (800) 572-1131 or going here.