Sunday, March 14, 2010

9,000 Without Power in Brooklyn, 11 p.m. Saturday

 As of 11 p.m. Saturday night, 9,000 residents of Brooklyn were without power, according to Con Edison.

A Con Ed bulletin said, "Con Edison crews are working to restore power to customers throughout its service area who have been affected by the heavy wind and rain storm that struck the area Friday and intensified on Saturday.

"Fierce winds and heavy rain have driven trees into power lines and knocked out electricity. The company expects the wind and rain to continue through the night, causing more tree damage and outages. As the rain continues, extensive flooding could damage underground electrical equipment in low-lying areas, which could also cause customers to lose power.

"Con Edison has additional customer service representatives, electrical and construction crews, along with tree-clearing crews working around the clock to respond to customers and power outages that may occur.
Customers are urged to call Con Edison immediately to report any outages at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). Customers can also report power interruptions or service problems as well as view service restoration information online at and on their cell phones and PDAs."

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