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Thousands still without power in NY, CT, NJ

Aug 10, 2020 2:00 pm
Christopher Martin is reporting for Bloomberg hundreds of additional utility workers working over the weekend were not enough to restore power to everyone in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the region almost seven days ago. At least 160,000 homes and businesses remained in the dark as of early Mon., Aug. 10, marking a sixth day without service. Most of the remaining outages are on Long Island, in the Hudson Valley and in western Connecticut, according to utility websites. The extended outages have angered Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont. Both states have launched investigations into utility efforts to restore power. Consolidated Edison Inc., had 26,000 outages in New York as of Monday morning, and more than 3,800 workers removing trees and downed wires, and repairing equipment destroyed in the storm. The company said it is on target to restore service to the majority of its customers by Monday night. Eversource, which serves Connecticut, said at least 99 percent of its customers will be restored by late in the day August 11. Read the full story at bloomberg [dot] com.