POUGHKEEPSIE – Crews from Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. have restored power to nearly 85 percent of homes and businesses that were impacted by the powerful windstorm that moved through the area on Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Electric service was interrupted to more than 26,100 customers as a result of the severe weather. As of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, approximately 4,100 Central Hudson customers were without power with the majority of outages located in Greene County (1,026) and Ulster County (2,952).
“Our crews have made significant progress in making repairs and restoring service to customers throughout our service area,” said Ryan Hawthorne, vice president of Electric Engineering and Operations. “We recognize that electric service is critical to our customers and will continue to work until the last customer has their power back.”
A low-pressure system moved into the region on Monday night bringing a line of thunderstorms and powerful wind gusts of over 50 miles per hour to some areas. These winds toppled trees and tree limbs onto powerlines causing outages throughout Central Hudson’s service area.
Central Hudson expects to have service restored to 95 percent of impacted customers in the following counties by:
- Albany: 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 9
- Greene: 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 9
- Ulster: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9