The effort to restore power to those impacted by megastorm Sandy will apparently take longer than initially hoped.
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.
Thousands were left without power after heavy rains and wind gusts knocked down trees and flooded roads on Tuesday.
Co-op City runs its own power, but the generator shut down around midnight Thursday. Fifty buildings in the huge apartment complex were affected.
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.
It happens all the time, you pull out your cell phone to make a call and the battery is dead, but there are ways to avoid running out of power so quickly.
JCP&L said power was restored to all but around 400 customers Sunday evening, while PSE&G no longer had any customers without power.
More than 112,000 customers still without power in Connecticut. Malloy says updated timetables show some areas won’t have power restored until Wednesday.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said Witt Associates will complete a review of CL&P and United Illuminating’s storm preparation and response by Dec. 1.
The president and chief operating office for CL&P says the utility is “still shooting to have 99 percent of our customers restored sometime Sunday.”
The all-time peak record for energy use was broken at 4 p.m. Friday, clocking in at 13,189 megawatts. That was 48 megawatts higher than the previous record set in August of 2006.
The sun may be down, but the heat is still on and it’s taking a toll on the power grid. It’s a problem that could last into the weekend.
The next three days are expected to see temperatures in the middle to upper 90’s. AccuWeather RealFeel temps could hit 105 to 110 degrees each afternoon.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has called on the state inspector to audit the Long Island Power Authority’s billing and delivery charges to make sure customers are not overpaying.
Tri-State residents woke up to plenty of damage thanks to Saturday night’s storm that toppled trees, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands.