New York City, November 2, 2012 – Con Edison has restored electrical service to 84,000 Staten Island customers who were knocked out of service by Hurricane Sandy.
More than 139,000 Staten Island customers were affected by Hurricane Sandy’s wrath and several reports call the city’s southernmost borough “the epicenter” of Sandy’s fury in New York City.
Con Edison and out-of-town crews are working around the clock to restore the remaining customers. There are more than 100 personnel from Chain Electric from Louisiana who will assist with the island’s restoration. Click here to see Con Edison crews in action on Staten Island.
Con Edison crews are nearly two-thirds of the way to restoring the Island’s customers affected by Sandy. Utility truck access to downed power lines challenged restoration in many areas. More than 900 wires were toppled and many streets were impassable due to flooding, fallen trees or other debris.
Con Edison is marshaling resources from near and far to conduct the largest customer restoration in its history. Contractors and mutual aid crews have been arriving or are en route from as far away as California. Crews specializing in tree cutting, repairing overhead lines and underground equipment, as well as damage assessment have been assigned.
Con Edison continues system-wide restoration efforts for about 570,000 customers in both New York City and Westchester County without power.