ConEd: NY outages could last one week

More than 650,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County lost electrical power due to Hurricane Sandy, according to information provided by Con Edison

New York City, October 30, 2012 — More than 650,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County lost electrical power due to Hurricane Sandy, according to information provided by Con Edison

"This is the largest storm-related outage in our history," said ConEd Senior Vice President for Electric Operations John Miksad. The previous record was more than 200,000 customers affected by Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Challenges include, for example, more than 200 wires down on Staten Island. In Westchester County, more than 180 roads are closed.

ConEd reported the morning of October 30 power outages to a large section of Manhattan stretching from East 39th Street to the lower tip of Manhattan. The outage was caused by flooding in company substations and engineers are working to correct the problem.

Here are the latest outages as of 1 a.m. October 30:

Manhattan: 193,000 customers
Westchester County: 158,000
Queens: 74,000
Brooklyn: 71,000
Staten Island: 76,000
Bronx: 38,000
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