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Power Back For About Half Of Westchester Customers In Dark

Utility companies are working to restore power to Westchester and Putnam County. Photo Credit: O&R Electric
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials at a press conference on Wednesday in Putnam Valley.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials at a press conference on Wednesday in Putnam Valley. Video Credit: NYGovCuomo

Thousands of Westchester and Putnam residents remain without power as of 3:30 p.m. following Tuesday’s storm that struck the area, taking down trees and sending utility lines flying throughout the region and prompting an extensive recovery effort.

Putnam, where a state of emergency was declared by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was hit hardest , followed by Northern Westchester.

In Putnam, as of just before 4 p.m.,  25,549 of NYSEG's 38,310 customers in the county were still in the dark.

In Northern Westchester, 12,893 of NYSEG's 32,806 Westchester customers reporting outages are still in the dark.

Among the hardest hit municipalities were Somers (6,387 outages reported as of Wednesday afternoon), Carmel (5,858), Kent (5,704), Southeast (4,601) Putnam Valley (4,103), Patterson (4,008), Lewisboro (2,757), Bedford (1,260), Brewster (1,221) and North Salem (1,055).

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Putnam on Wednesday to provide an update on recovery from the storm throughout the region, which shut down all Metro-North at its peak on Tuesday afternoon.

""New York has once again withstood the fury of Mother Nature and now is the time for the state and our local partners to get communities throughout the Mid-Hudson region up and running again," Cuomo said. "Driving and accessing roadways may still be difficult and I encourage all drivers to stay off the roads in order for our crews to get our roadways clear and safe as soon as possible."

Just 271 outages were reported to Con Edison as of Wednesday afternoon, impacting 1,879 customers.

Recovery efforts are ongoing. Keep following Daily Voice for updates as they become available.

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