On Super Bowl Sunday 1474 customers who reside on or near Central Ave lost power. I reached out to Con Ed and received a letter from David DeSanti, Vice President of Electric Operations for the Bronx and Westchester. He indicated that Con Ed investigated the cause. “The cause for these interruptions has been identified as a defective pole mounted vacuum reclosure switch. This switch and associated control equipment was replaced and tested by our overhead group on Tuesday February 6. An equipment failure of this particular type is quite rare.”
Today’s high winds and storms could result in more downed power lines, outages. The following memo was sent to me by Con Ed. Feel free to e mail me or contact me on my cell (my cell is 438 1343). I will try to respond to every concern quickly if you experience any Con Ed related problems.
Our public works and police department are also ready to assist.
STRONG STORMS, HIGH WINDS
NEW YORK -- Severe weather is expected to hit Greenburgh this afternoon and overnight. Con Edison will have crews available to respond to any power outages caused by lightning or winds knocking trees into power lines.
Customers can report downed power lines, outages and check service restoration status at www.conEd.com or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.
Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.
Con Edison offers a number of mobile solutions so you can manage your accounts, report and check the status of an outage, learn energy-saving tips, and more.
Stay on top of outages and power problems by signing up for text notifications. To sign up for text alerts, go to: http://coned.com/mobileapp/
Also, download Con Edison’s new free iPhone and Android app, My conEdison, to report and check the status of a power problem, and view the company’s interactive online outage map.
Con Edison offers the following storm tips to customers to help weather the possible effects of a storm:
· If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move them or touch them with any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by, tree limbs, leaves or water.
· Report all downed wires to Con Edison and your local police department immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
· If your power goes out, disconnect or turn off appliances that would otherwise turn on automatically when service is restored. If several appliances start up at once, the electric circuits may overload.
· Check to make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios or televisions are in working order. Make sure you have a supply of extra batteries. Weather updates and news on restorations of electrical service can be heard on most local radio and television stations.
· For more storm tips and preparation, go to www.conEd.com
Customers can follow Con Edison on Twitter or like us on Facebook for general outage updates, safety tips and storm preparation information.
In addition, the company is in close contact with the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services to coordinate storm-response if needed.
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