Thousands In The Hudson Valley Still Without Power

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (CBSNewYork) — More than 100,000 customers are still without power in parts of the Hudson Valley following Saturday’s snow storm.  That number is down from about 170,000 earlier in the day.

As of 10 p.m. Orange & Rockland Utilities was reporting more than 40,000 customers in the dark, with the largest outages in Rockland and Bergen counties. They’re expected to have power restored by Saturday.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports

Central Hudson Electric and Gas has about 21,000 customers without electricity as of Tuesday night. NYSEG was also reporting about 28,000 customers without power as of 10 p.m.

Con Edison had just under 20,000 outages in Westchester Tuesday night and said power should be restored there no later than Wednesday afternoon.

One neighborhood in Yonkers has been without power since Saturday. Evelyn Laboy and her family are toughing it out in their cold, dark home.

Instead of electric light and heat, they’re getting by with battery-powered lamps and blankets.

“At night, we just put all kind of quilts and everything and put on some type of jacket,” said Laboy. “The temperature this morning was 40 degrees.”

Some utility officials say customers further upstate may not get their electricity back on until the weekend.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell In Rockland County

Westchester County has set up a number of shelters and warming centers. To see a full list, click here.

Please share your thoughts below…

  • Joe Shmow

    O&R has done a great job on blowing off thousands of their customers and laugh them in their face by not picking up their phones and of course the obvious one, they have no one they need to answer too and no competition.
    Thousands of people have been without electricity since Saturday, and there is not an O&R truck to be found anywhere or a representative to talk to.
    Little children and entire families have nowhere to go and are sleeping in 30 degree houses; the government has done their part by declaring state of emergence, back to their comedy shows in city hall they go!!!
    Just a reminder: I’m referring to a state in the United States of America in 2011………

  • CmnSense

    BTW sorry for typos trying to do this in a dark cold house on a blackberry

  • CmnSense

    It is clear Orange and Rockland have no plan. This may have been a freak snowstorm, but Craig Allen, the Weather Channel were warning about it days in advance. Thery have did no preplannign and are winging it now. There estimates are worthless. Mine has been pushed back now 3 times.

    Meanwhile in Rockland County we are checking the back of Milk Cartons to see if we can find our County Executive and Supervisors. At the very least they should be communicating to the people who elected them and at least trying to maintain morale.

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