NYSEG quadruples crews in effort to restore power to Putnam Valley
Some residents in Putnam Valley are still without power Tuesday after a weekend storm knocked out electricity to more than 20,000 customers.
New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) has quadrupled its crews in an effort to get power back to the remaining 1,100 customers still in the dark. Jim Salmon, a spokesperson for NYSEG, says most customers had power restored by the end of the day. However, those living in more remote areas may not have electricity until sometime Wednesday.
Salmon says the process of restoring power was made slower because of the extent of the damage. He adds the rain and ice conditions expected in the evening could also slow down the crews? efforts.
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