Con Edison asks Harlem customers to save power after storm damages cables

Harlem

HARLEM (PIX11) - Con Edison is asking Harlem residents to refrain from using non-essential appliances Wednesday night after salt and melting snow damaged underground cables.

The affected area spans from West 153rd St. south to West 131st St., between Riverside Drive on the west and Broadway on the east.

Con Edison is currently reporting 7,000 customers who are affected.

The power company is asking people living in that area to not use appliances like washing machines, dryers, dishwashers and unneeded lighting.

Anyone who wishes to report an outage or check on the status of a repair is asked to visit http://www.conEd.com or call 800-75-CONED.