For those preparing for the next round of snow and wind, Central Hudson Gas & Electric says it has restored power to 95 percent of customers impacted by the recent nor’easter.
As of 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, 4,400 outages remain, primarily in the most heavily impacted areas of northern Dutchess County, the company said.
Central Hudson projects that nearly all remaining outages will be repaired by Tuesday evening although significant work remains to be done.
Isolated outages in the most severely impacted areas, or homes requiring repairs before electric service can be connected, may take longer, officials said.
“We are using all of our available resources to restore electric service to our remaining customers as quickly and safely as possible,” said Charles A. Freni, senior vice president of Customer Services and Transmission & Distribution Operations. “With nearly 240 individual damage locations, crews will be working throughout the day. We expect power to be restored to nearly all remaining customers by this evening,” he said.
Freni said as a precaution for the approaching storm, the company is preparing crews and assembling resources in the event of problems resulting from the storm.
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