power outages

Storm damage in Setauket, NY on Aug. 4, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Thousands Still Without Power Following Severe Storm On Long Island

PSEG Long Island said it hopes to have everyone’s power restored by Thursday night.

08/06/2015

Fire crews respond to a manhole fire on West 190th Street in Manhattan on July 30, 2015. (credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS2)

Manhole Fire Knocks Out Power In Washington Heights As Tri-State Faces Another Day Of Extreme Heat

About 800 Con Edison customers lost power after a manhole fire on West 190th Street in Washington Heights. It happened around 5 a.m. Thursday.

07/30/2015

A power line caught fire in Ossning on Wednesday, July 29. (Credit: CBS2)

Con Ed: Winter Damage, Heat, High Demand To Blame For Summer Power Woes

Power problems were spread around the area as the heat soared into the mid-90s for a second day Wednesday, and Con Edison said many factors – including damage dating back to the winter – are to blame.

07/29/2015

Con Edison crews making repairs after heat overloaded power lines, leading to temporary outages around parts of New York City on July 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Manhole Explodes In Brooklyn As Storms, Heat Hit Tri-State Area

Con Edison crews worked overnight to make repairs to the system, including fixing power lines that became so overheated, they caught on fire.

07/21/2015

Subway Delays

Manhole Fire, Delays, Malfunctioning Doors Plague Subway System All At Once

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.

12/11/2014

A nor'easter pounded the Tri-State Area with rain and cut power to an estimated 13,000 customers on Long Island on Wednesday, Oct. 22. (Credit: CBS 2)

Nor’easter Brings Pounding Rain, Cuts Power To 13,000 Customers On Long Island

Rain and blasting winds cut power to an estimated 13,000 customers on Long Island Wednesday evening.

10/22/2014

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Storms Cause Damage, Outages Across Tri-State Area

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.

09/06/2014

Heavy rain falls in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, July 23. (Credit: CBS 2)

Severe Storms Cut Power, Delay Flights, End Yankees Game Early

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.

07/23/2014

A storm ripped through Bergen County, leaving some communities without power. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cleanup Underway After Storm Uproots Trees, Takes Down Power Lines In Bergen County

Many people were picking up on Saturday morning, after wind and rain toppled dozens of trees and left some communities in the dark.

06/14/2014

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, work crews based in St. Louis, Missouri trim trees entangled in power lines on Broadway on November 3, 2012 in Bethpage, New York. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rate Hikes Brewing For 1 Million JCP&L Customers To Help Cover Storm-Related Costs

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.

02/27/2014

A Con Edison truck (credit: Getty Images)

Ongoing Utility Problems Leave Brooklyn Residents Feeling Powerless

Utility problems following last week’s big snowstorm have left a Brooklyn couple feeling powerless.

02/16/2014

Seventh Street in Hoboken on Feb. 3, 2014. (credit: Billi Rama/CBSNewYork)

Snow-Weary N.J. Residents Ready For Summer

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.

02/03/2014

FILE - An electric work crew works on overhead lines on November 4, 2012 in Stony Brook, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Customers In New Jersey, Staten Island Lose Power During Storm

Almost 2,000 customers were without power on Staten Island Tuesday, as a snowstorm clobbered the area.

01/21/2014

About 24,000 PSE&G customers lost power on Nov. 21, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

North Jersey Residents Infuriated By Repeated Power Outages

Something is taking all the air out of the holiday spirit in northern New Jersey, as electric power suddenly has become less than dependable.

12/17/2013

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Woodbridge, Conn. Set To Construct ‘Micro Grid’ For Outage Protection

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.

07/27/2013

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