Tuesday’s storms left 260,000 customers in the dark, making it the company’s second largest storm-related outage.READ MORE: Police: 2 Men Wanted In Violent Queens Home Invasion Stole $3,000 From Woman At Gunpoint
Con Edison says that number surpasses the 204,000 outages caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Superstorm Sandy holds the record for storm-related outages. It knocked out service for 1.1 million customers.READ MORE: Police: 14-Year-Old Robbed Inside Bronx Laundromat
By Tuesday night, service had been restored to at least 50,000 customers, but the power company said full restoration will take several days.
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Con Edison says 220 additional line workers have been brought in to restore service and another 100 will begin work Wednesday.NYPD: Man Charged With Murder In Quadruple Stabbing That Killed Good Samaritan
Residents are reminded to stay away from downed wires and report all downed wires to Con Edison and local police.