The effort to restore power to those impacted by megastorm Sandy will apparently take longer than initially hoped.
Power was coming back Wednesday afternoon to some areas toward the southernmost tip Lower Manhattan, but most residents and businesses below Midtown remained in the dark.
The megastorm Sandy caused 13-foot storm surges in the city. The storm also downed trees and knocked out power to thousands.
More than 4 million customers served by Con Edison, LIPA, PSEG, JCP&L, Connecticut Light and Power, Orange & Rockland, and NYSEG were without power as of late Tuesday night.
A massive transformer explosion rocked a Con Edison plant as Superstorm Sandy raged.
s Superstorm Sandy raged, nearly 2.7 million customers in the New York City metro area were without power Monday night – a number nearly equivalent to the entire population of the city of Chicago.
Con Edison said that is considering cutting power to about 6,500 customers in Lower Manhattan if the surge from the Hurricane Sandy is severe enough to threaten underground lines.
The state Attorney General’s office has launched an investigation into the alleged deceptive practices and the Public Service Commission is holding hearings on ESCOs.
A storm left residents in Edgewater, New Jersey without power on Sunday. Residents told CBS 2′s Dave Carlin that a transformer exploded during the storm.
The combination of a union lockout and the threat of severe weather could have created a perfect storm of problems for Con Edison, but instead it’s created the perfect solution.
About 5,000 managers have been keeping electricity going for 3.2 million customers in New York City and Westchester County since the workers were locked out June 30 after their contract expired.
The powerful storms broke the heat, but left downed trees, power lines and other damage in its wake and knocking out power to thousands of customers.
With temperatures soaring and consistently topping 90 degrees, some residents are wondering how much it is going to cost to keep cool.
Consolidated Edison of New York has reinstated health insurance for 8,500 locked-out New York utility workers. Union spokesman John Melia said that the company “bowed to public pressure” in reinstating the health insurance.
Con Edison of New York and union leaders talked on Saturday, but there’s no deal yet to end the current lockout. And it won’t be until Tuesday at noon when the two sides resume negotiations.
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