Poll: How Would You Rate the Storm Response of Your Utility Company?

Still without power? Lights were back on within hours? Let us know about your experience.

It’s been three days since October’s snowstorm hit, bringing with it downed trees, power lines and more. 

When it comes to electricity, NYSEG reports that as of 12:30 this afternoon, 1,174 customers are still out in Bedford, 79 in Bedford Hills and 2,845 in Katonah. 

When compared with Hurricane Irene, Jim Salmon, NYSEG’s spokesman told Patch that, "They were certainly similar in that there was a lot of damage from both," Salmon said. "This one is significant damage and a lot of road closures that are making accessibility somewhat difficult—very difficult in some cases."

According to their website, most power is estimated to be restored by Friday, Nov. 4 at the latest. (To see the estimated restoration time by street, see here and click on your town.)

Do you have power at your house? And how do you think the utility company has done in getting the lights back on? Take our poll below and share your experience in the comments.

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E.J. Kelley November 03, 2011 at 11:15 PM
Amen to Christopher. Yesterday I witnessed one frustrated customer conversing streetside with NYSEG crews (all of whom actually out working seem to be class acts in our encounters, always courteous to share whatever they know) and got a good chuckle after overhearing something along these lines: Customer: "I'm hoping you can give me some real answers, your people on the phone are clueless automatons." Lineman: "You don't need to tell us, we're stuck working with them!"
Nelson Salazar November 04, 2011 at 12:17 PM
I agree. The first few days of the outage had NYSEG reporting that every street would be repaired 11/4th. Clearly not a lot of effort when into accurate estimating. Although better estimating doesn't get our power back any sooner it does make planning how to ride out the outage much easier.
Nature Lady November 04, 2011 at 12:42 PM
From Associated Press YESTERDAY - HERE'S THE REAL STORY Biggest jump ever seen in global warming gases The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made global warming. The new figures for 2010 mean that levels of greenhouse gases are higher than the worst case scenario outlined by climate experts just four years ago. Let's work on the source of the problem!!!!!!!
David November 04, 2011 at 05:52 PM
Day six and finally there are crews on my street. Several trucks from Mass arrived this morning and are working on the lines. No promise of power being back soon, but at least it's progress.
john blanar November 07, 2011 at 03:56 AM
NYSEG had been sold to a company in Spain in 2008... My question what is going on here? Why is a foreign country allowed to purchase our electric companies? Now you can see why it is so bad... It is all about money.. homeland security should stop this... We all should call or email our senators etc.....


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