Con Ed.: One Outage Left in Eastchester

The power company is reporting only one remaining outage in Eastchester, bringing to an end the worst and most widespread power outage Con Ed. has ever seen.


Customers throughout the Tri-State area are more and more returning to lights being on in their homes and gas stations having power and gasoline in their tanks.

Here in Westchester after hundreds of thousands of customers lost power just over two weeks ago, things have returned to normal for most families that only lost power during Hurricane Sandy.

Con Ed. is now reporting only one outage in the Town of Eastchester and no outages for the Villages of Bronxville or Tuckahoe.

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The power company's estimate for all restorations for Westchester was originally Nov. 11 which has now come and gone, but Rebecca Alcines of Bronxville thinks Con Ed. could have done a better job in their efficiency and communication with customers.

"I did not see a truck on my block until last week and we finally got our power restored a few days later," stated Alcines who lives off Masterton Rd. in Bronxville, "I hope the Governor and other people in Albany hold them accountable."

Remember, if you do lose power at any time, you must report the outage and can do so by calling 1-800-75-CONED.

What was your opinion on the job Con Ed. has done to restore power in Bronxville-Eastchester? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Josh Semendoff November 13, 2012 at 01:49 PM
I think the crews did the best they could given the scope of the storm and that debris left from Sandy hampered their efforts in the beginning to physically get to the downed wires.
J. Moran November 13, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I think the Con Ed crews and the other utility crews who came here to help did a GREAT job. We should remember the Con Ed crews had to leave thier families who most likely did'nt have power. Thanks Guys
jeff meyer November 13, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Josh, Local 1-2 and all of the out of State workers are outstanding. They worked non stop to get our region back in order. I will not say the same regarding the decision makers and managers of Con Ed. This storm was well forecasted. There should have been sufficient crews of utility workers staged in PA and other nearby States on the ready and able to respond ASAP. For Mr. Burke of Con Ed to opine that they weren't prepared for the gravity of the storm is bogus. Weather forecasters did predict potential destruction and devastation. The public utility is not just a convenience. It is a facet of our lives that impacts the publics health and safety. Burke should resign. He is a highly paid CEO who is inept. This incident on top of his foolish summer LOCKOUT indicates such. Josh, we pay handsomely for the service of Con ED. Since they are a monopoly we have no choice. Since this corporation earned 992 million dollars in profit in 2011 wouldn't be nice if they erred on the side of the public good instead of their corporate profits? Jeff Meyer Tuckahoe, NY
Dave Gammon November 14, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I agree. The crews did an excellent job. Many thanks to all the people who came from all over to help out the area! Verizon also did some great work.


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