NY: Power Out For More Than Half Million Around Area, May Take Days To Restore


hurricane-sandy14Power was out for hundreds of thousands around the area after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the region.

Con Edison reported early this morning that at least 650,000 homes in New York and Westchester were in the dark.

As of 1 a.m. Tuesday, Con Ed had the number of customers without power in Manhattan was 193,000. At the height of the storm, at least 250,000 in Manhattan were powerless, most were below 39th Street.

“This will be one for the record books,” said John Miksad, senior VP of electric operations. “This will be the largest storm related outage in our history.”

At least 158,000 home in Westchester County were in the dark; 74,000 in Queens; 71,000 in Brooklyn; 76,000 in Staten Island; and 38,000 in the Bronx.

The storm left more than half of Long Islanders without power as 650,000 people had outages as of 8 p.m. last night.

By comparison 200,000 customers down for Irene.

The tide at the Battery was expected to be 10-12 feet but it reached 14 feet instead.

The planned outages from three preemptive shutdowns caused 34,000 outages in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan and could take three to four days to restore.


{Matzav.com Newscenter}


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