Power outages spike due to Nor'easter - New York News

Power outages spike due to Nor'easter

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More power lines were taken out of commission by a powerful storm that made its way through the tristate Wednesday into Thursday.

Con Edison says the nor'easter knocked out power to another 55,000 homes and businesses in New York City and Westchester County.

When the nor'easter hit Wednesday, Con Ed crews were still working to restore 67,000 customers from Superstorm Sandy.

An estimated 60,000 LIPA customers lost power Wednesday because of the nor'easter where more than 200,000 customers were without power.

The figures issued early Thursday come with a caveat: the total does not include LIPA customers in the Rockaway Peninsula, Long Beach, Atlantic Beach and Fire Island.

The utility says many homes and businesses there still cannot get electricity because of severe damage during Superstorm Sandy.

Those communities remain LIPA's top priority.

Orange and Rockland Utilities says it's making Superstorm Sandy outages its main priority as it tackles the thousands more that occurred during the nor'easter. The utility reported outages to 12,702 customers on Thursday.

In New Jersey, PSE&G reported 160,000 customers in the dark.

JCP&L reported 236,731 customers are without power.

Of the new total of approximately 400,000 outages, more than 20,000 are new.

In Connecticut, more than 1,000 outages are reported by CT United and Illuminated and CT Light and Power, combined.

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