Power: Few storm-related outages reported | Bedford Hills NY Homes

Nearly everyone appeared to have electricity in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties Friday morning in the wake of the overnight snowstorm.

Consolidated Edison, Orange & Rockland Utilities, NYSEG, and Central Hudson Gas and Electric were showing few weather-related outages in the three counties.

“We had almost no activity last night,” Orange and Rockland spokesman Michael Donovan said. The dry, light snow left by the storm “didn’t have an impact on the system whatsoever,” he said.

Sidney Alvarez, a Consolidated Edison spokesman, said just a handful of Westchester customers were left without power. A fuse in a transformer in Greenburgh blew at 7:43 a.m., he said, leaving 116 customers near the intersection of Underhill Road and Central Park Avenue without lights for several hours. By about 10:45 a.m., however, power had been restored to all but eight customers in the area.

In Ossining, he said, a vehicle struck a utility pole, leaving 21 customers there without power.

“We were prepared for some major impacts on our system,” Alvarez said. “We’re quite fortunate that Mother Nature didn’t have a huge impact.”

In Yonkers, a city of 200,000 people, only seven customers were without power.

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