Electric Still Out to Thousands of NYSEG Customers as Storm Approaches
New York State Electric and Gas customers hardest hit by power outages from the March 3 storm may be finding their power back just in time to be hit with the next snow storm.
NYSEG says areas in Delaware County still without power like Hancock, Log Eddy, Colchester and Roscoe are not looking at power restoration until 11:45 p.m. March 6 with a Winter Storm Watch issued from 10 p.m. through 4 a.m. March 8.
Fire stations, like the Long Eddy Hose Company, have been opening their doors to residents offering water, food and a place to charge electronic devices like cellular telephones.
Elsewhere in New York State, areas to the south and east also were continuing to experience power issues. Dutchess and Putnam Counties in the Hudson Valley were reported to have the highest number of NYSEG customers still without power. As of early March 6, 15,714 customers in Putnam and 3,052 in Dutchess County were looking at possibly getting power restored by 11:45 p.m. March 6 while NYSEG said they were still assessing conditions in some specific municipalities.