Central Hudson restores power to 21,000 customers Tuesday

Crews work to replace a broken pole on Dewitt Road in Kingston

POUGHKEEPSIE – Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. has restored power to approximately 21,000 customers on Tuesday as a slow moving, but damaging winter storm moved through the area.  As of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, approximately 15,000 customers are without service with the majority of outages located in Dutchess County:

  • Albany County:          338 customers impacted
  • Columbia County:      1,575 customers impacted
  • Dutchess County:       10,104 customers impacted
  • Greene County:           741 customers impacted
  • Orange County:          92 customers impacted
  • Putnam County:          1,377 customers impacted
  • Ulster County:            996 customers impacted

“Our crews were able to make good progress today despite the wintry conditions that continued through most of the day,” said Ryan Hawthorne, vice president of Electric Engineering and Operations. “We have more than 850 line and line clearance professionals who will continue working into the night to address 500 individual outage locations.”

As the snow exits the region this evening, winds are expected to pick up, with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour in some areas. These powerful gusts may cause additional outages.

“We understand how critical electric service is to our customers and we are working to restore power as safely and efficiently as possible,” Hawthorne said.