Con Edison crews worked overnight to make repairs to the system, including fixing power lines that became so overheated, they caught on fire.
The entire subway system was hit with numerous problems Thursday evening, from power outages and a manhole fire to doors that opened onto the tracks.
Rain and blasting winds cut power to an estimated 13,000 customers on Long Island Wednesday evening.
As some parts of our area experienced severe weather, the first line of storms brought down plenty of trees and drenches parts of the tri-state area.
Flights were delayed by up to an hour and a half Wednesday evening, and thousands of customers lost power, as a round of severe thunderstorms pounded the area.
Many people were picking up on Saturday morning, after wind and rain toppled dozens of trees and left some communities in the dark.
Jersey Central Power & Light, New Jersey’s second-largest utility company, has been given tentative permission to raise customers’ bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power following the storms in 2011 and 2012.
Utility problems following last week’s big snowstorm have left a Brooklyn couple feeling powerless.
The National Weather Service says much of the state is in line for 4 to 8 inches of snow falling throughout the day Monday. The highest amounts are expected to be across the middle of the state with less in the northernmost and southernmost counties.
Almost 2,000 customers were without power on Staten Island Tuesday, as a snowstorm clobbered the area.
Something is taking all the air out of the holiday spirit in northern New Jersey, as electric power suddenly has become less than dependable.
The town of Woodbridge, Conn., is one of several that has received state grants for a “micro grid” to maintain power to crucial utilities in the event of a storm blackout.
The microgrids – small versions of electricity systems that generate, distribute and regulate the flow of electricity – were among numerous recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from a committee looking into the impacts of lengthy power outages after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a freak snowstorm two months later.
A manhole fire left part of Staten Island without power in the middle of a brutal heat wave overnight, and Con Edison has reduced voltage in many areas in as crews repair equipment.
Following the disastrous response to Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he wants to do away with the current Long Island Power Authority and have the utility run by New Jersey’s PSE&G.