Sunday, March 4, 2018



It will take days to restore power to everyone, utility companies say -- UPDATE!

Hydro Quebec lineman working on powerlines in Kingston

HUDSON VALLEY – Power remains out in large areas of the region as the area’s utility companies have recruited the aid of repair crews from across the country and Canada. Some parts of the region will not see electricity restored for days.

NYSEG said as of 4 p.m. on Saturday, some 70,000 outages remain. Most of Putnam County remains without electricity.

The company said more than 1,200 personnel responded to the storm statewide and additional resources were brought in to assist.

As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, Central Hudson reported some 23,000 customers remained without power, and fewer than 800 individual damage locations require repair.

Service restoration will take several days. The majority of those customers impacted in Orange County have been restored.

In southern Dutchess and Putnam counties, restoration is expected by Monday afternoon, and those impacted in northern Dutchess, Ulster and Greene counties are not expected to have the lights come back on until Wednesday afternoon.

Orange and Rockland Utilities reported that most of its customers will be restored by midnight tonight.

Over 80,000 customers have been restored with just some 8,600 remaining without electricity Sunday morning.

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