(WSYR-TV) — National Grid has announced it has restored 200,000 of the 221,000 customers affected by Tuesday’s snow that caused massive power outages.
Some areas saw close to or above a foot of snow.
“This storm created hazardous conditions for our customers and crews,” said Matt Barnett, Vice President of New York Electric Operations in a press release. “It continues to take significant time to create safe pathways to the damaged infrastructure. We understand the inconvenience of being without power and our crews will be out there in full force bringing service back to customers as quickly and safely as possible.”
Below is an estimation on when National Grid believes power will be restored to certain Central New York communities:
- Chenango, Cortland, Onondaga and Oswego counties: Restoration will be completed for the remaining small number of customers without power this evening.
- Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties: Restoration has been completed, with isolated and scattered single outages restored into the evening and through early tomorrow.
- Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties: Remain the hardest hit areas and restoration is expected to be completed by 11:30 p.m. Thursday
As for the customers under the NYSEG umbrella, Sarah Warren, the External Communications Director for NYSEG, joined NewsChannel 9 Wednesday to update their restoration efforts. You can watch the interview in the video player below: