Monsey: Most Power Won’t Be Back Until Thursday Midnight


power-blackout-monsey1Rockland County, NY – Orange and Rockland Utilities is pushing back the date of when they expect to have most power back to people to Thursday night.

Power was orginally expected to be back on for 90 percent of people by late Wednesday night according to O&R spokesman Mike Donovan.

Donovan said the number of outages increased as the day progressed Tuesday due to more tree limbs coming down onto electrical wires.

As of Tuesday night, O&R reported 7,000 outages in Orange County, up from 6,100 earlier in the day. They also reported 140 outages in Sullivan County, who earlier in the day they reported as fully restored.

Additional customers were also taken out of service temporarily in order to restore larger circuits according to Donovan.

Spokesman for Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. John Maserjian said Tuesday that 90 percent of customers should have power restored by Wednesday, 12 a.m.

The power outages stem from a freak October nor’easter on Shabbos t threw much of the Hudson Valley into darkness due to heavy, wet snow piling onto trees that still had leaves on them.

{Record Online/ Newscenter}