Residents pushing for underground power lines to reduce outages

As the power outages from Saturday's nor'easter continue for thousands, some in Edgemont are pushing for utilities to bury their power lines to reduce future outages.

"It just doesn't make any sense that in 2011, we need to have these kinds of power outages," says Frank Soroka.

Greenbugh Town Supervisor Paul Finer agrees, saying in the long run it might be cheaper to bury the lines and not have to worry about storm-related outages.

However, Con Edison says that the cost could be more than $1 million per mile to bury the lines and each customer could have to pay up to $10,000 to connect to the system.

Outages spark interest in underground wiresNorthern Westchester still shut down due to storm

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