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Con Ed 'On Pace' to Restore Sandy Outages by Sunday

As of early Saturday morning, the company reported 8,500 without power in Westchester.

Despite an interruption this week when a nor'easter swept through the region, Con Edison still maintains all of its Sandy-affected customers will have power by the end of tomorrow.

"Just under 20,000 customers remain out in New York City and Westchester, from the 1.067 million affected by both storms," the company said in a statement early Saturday morning.

In addition, approximately 35,000 customers in the flooded Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island area will not be able to receive service "until their own internal equipment is repaired, tested and certified by an electrician as ready for service."

"Con Edison is on pace to have nearly all its Hurricane Sandy outages restoredby Sunday night," the statement said. "Sandy caused more than four times as many outages as the next largest storm in the company’s history, Hurricane Irene, which created havoc just over a year ago."

Customers can check updated outage numbers every 15 minutes on www.ConEd.com/OutageMap.Customers can use their mobile devices,as well as computers, to report power interruptions or service problems at
www.conEd.com. They also may call Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).

Have you been without power since Sandy? Tell us in the comments.

W Obermeyer November 12, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Where do these costs estimates come from? Most new neighborhoods in the northeast now bury cables, so it can't be prohibitive financially. Calulate the costs of Irene and Sandy in recovery and how many miles could be buried for those billions. And these costs are going to be passed on to the customers anyway, so let's rather pay for a better investment. Fuzzy math to say the least ...
dleighg November 12, 2012 at 07:02 PM
they could start by burying the main wires which are supplying wire to lots of houses. Individual lines to houses could come last as fewer are affected by a single tree falling. In my neighborhood the wires are buried on our street, but the lines feeding our street are above ground, so we lose power every time there's a storm.
Nummy November 12, 2012 at 07:25 PM
"Most new neighborhoods" key word being NEW running power lines underground is the way to go for new install, but to take the old system and bury it is a lot more expensive. For one you have to go around, under, and above gas lines digging on main roads is a big cost along with the casement or conduit The cost estimates come from Con ED when asked after Irene in a story that i believe was on patch.
Walden Macnair November 12, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Wouldn't individual houses be the responsibility of the home owner? I would think that it would and if you have deep setback from the road it could be very expensive. What's really scary is that con ed is estimating a million dollars a mile and they've never brought anything in under budget that I can recall.
W Obermeyer November 12, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I saw the estimates came from ConEd, which makes it questionable right off the bat! Some of the poles in my neighborhood are old and warped and in danger of falling over with the next moderate snow storm, then we are back to waiting for the folks out of NC or AL to come to the rescue. To add insult to injury, just got my latest bill, for 31 days of electricity supply, out of which 8 days worth of supply were non-extisting!

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