NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., are responding to outages following heavy snow and gusty winds caused by the Nor’easter storm in the companies’ Brewster, Elmira, Central, Filmore, Geneva, Hornell, Ithaca, Lancaster, Liberty, Mechanicville, and Oneonta divisions.
As of 9 am, there are nearly 45,000 customers without power in some of the hardest hit areas including Allegany, Cayuga, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Columbia, Erie, Livingston, Monroe, Oneida, Ontario, Putnam, Saratoga, Schuyler, Steuben, Sullivan, Tompkins, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming and Yates counties.
The companies advise that this storm is actively moving across the NYSEG and RG&E service areas and as a result the impacts are still to be determined. NYSEG and RG&E currently have more than 1,000 personnel working on storm response efforts and preparing for continued heavy, wet snow and winds. Crews and contractors will be working throughout the day and evening to make conditions safe and restore power as quickly as possible. After making conditions safe and addressing any downed wires, damage will be assessed in order to plan and execute an efficient restoration plan.
As estimated times of restoration become available, information will be available at www.nyseg.com and www.rge.com.