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Hundreds Still Wait for Power in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- NYSEG and Con Edison said Thursday that full power restoration for Yorktown customers is on its way.

"Con Edison is on pace to have nearly all its Westchester County customers back in service by late Thursday night," read a press release from Con Edison.

The utility said 96 percent of all those without power have had it restored. As of 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 225 Yorktown customers were still without power.

The company said Tropical Storm Irene was a record-breaking storm and it received help from areas such as Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

"Hurricane Irene’s fierce winds knocked trees into power lines, poles and transformers, causing more power outages in Con Edison’s service area than any other storm in history." said a press release. "The previous high was 173,000 customer outages from a March 2010 nor’easter."

NYSEG estimated its customers would have power restored by late Friday or later. As of Thursday night, 293 Yorktown customers were still without power.

"Except in areas that remain inaccessible, 75 percent  of customers who were without power Tuesday are projected to have service restored by late Friday. The remaining customers in these accessible areas are projected to be restored by late on Wednesday (September 7)," read a NYSEG press release. "The restoration of those customers who are in areas that are currently inaccessible will be dependent upon NYSEG’s ability to gain access to assess damage and make repairs."

The company said it has restored 248,000 of the 286,000 services interrupted as result of damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

What do you think of the amount of time it took to restore power to Yorktown customers? Do you think it was justified?

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