“A river of power outage refugees pouring over the Brooklyn Bridge,” WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported on August 14, 2003.
The storms brought rain, hail and lightning with them, bringing sudden changes in the sticky weather that lingered for days over the region
Approximately 10,000-15,000 people were impacted by the outage. A power feeder cable burned out, causing the disruption.
11,000 customers in New Jersey’s largest city were without power because of a transformer problem. The power went out at about noon and came back at 3:52 p.m., PSEG confirmed.
As many as 200,000 of the more than 800,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers who were without power following the freak October snowstorm were left in the dark for a week or more.
Connecticut Light & Power is reporting customers in Greenwich and Stamford are being affected by a blackout, but most power is back online.
“In truth, there’s quite a few smaller companies like ours that could have sent people, had they gotten paid,” said Carmen Campell, owner of the Michigan-based Campbell Electric.
The recent widespread outages from October’s snowstorm has many wondering why power lines aren’t underground and out of the way of falling trees.
In light of the freak snowstorm that hit the Tri-State area over the weekend, there are still many who are without electricity. One such unfortunate soul is an old friend of the show and the son of a legend.
More than three million people are without power in the Northeast after a massive and rare October snow storm hit the region on Saturday.
“I have a tree that brought down the power lines which caused this pole behind us to break and snap in three spots. We’re bringing crews out here now to repair both locations,” a PSE&G supervisor said.
Nearly 60,000 customers were left without power around 9 a.m. after a transformer failed during routine switching at the Ridgefield substation, PSE&G said.
The power outage impacted 20,000 customers – including three terminals at Newark Liberty – around 2:30 p.m. and was restored about 90 minutes later.
Authorities in upstate New York say a drunken driver hit a utility pole and shut off power for 1,900 people. The accident Saturday in Mohawk also halted train service.
Just over 1,000 Con Edison customers remain without power in the New York City