NYSEG and RG&E continue to work to restore power for the more than 124-THOUSAND customers impacted by Wednesday’s windstorm that swept across the State. Currently there are 7,500 RG&E customers without power and 15,800 NYSEG customers without power, with more than 100,000 customers restored statewide. The hardest hit areas remain the greater Rochester area and western New York, particularly Erie County in NYSEG’s Lancaster Division with 7,000 outages and Monroe County where 5,200 RG&E customers are currently without power.
Customers in storm-affected areas are strongly urged to use caution when going outside and avoid going near downed wires and trees. NYSEG customers are asked to call 1-800-572-1131and RG&E customers are asked to call 1-800-743-1701 to report downed or low-hanging wires.
Crews respond to outages systematically with safety as the first priority. Throughout the wind event yesterday and overnight, crews addressed potential safety threats, such as downed wires and broken poles, and assisted in clearing roads, activities which continue today. Crews also began the process of assessing damage and beginning repairs to restore power to customers as quickly as possible. The Companies currently have more than 1,300 line and tree crews working statewide in addition to well over 700 support personnel.
Estimated Restoration Times are as follows:
|Division||County||90% of Customers Restored||100% of Customers Restored|
|Canandaigua||Cayuga, Ontario||Friday, 4/6 at 11:45 p.m.|
|Sodus||Wayne, Cayuga||Friday, 4/6 at 11:45 p.m.|
|Auburn||Onondaga, Cayuga||Thursday, 4/5 at 11:45 p.m.|
|Elmira||Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler||Friday, 4/6 at 11:45 p.m.|
|Geneva||Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates||Friday, 4/6 at 11:45 p.m.|
|Hornell||Steuben||Friday, 4/6 at 11:45 p.m.|
|Ithaca||Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins||Friday, 4/6 at 11:45 p.m.|