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Power slowly coming back for Staten Island customers

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STATEN ISLAND — More than 100 Con Edison customers in Staten Island were still without power Tuesday as temperatures climbed and mingled with high humidity levels to create a third straight day of dangerous heat, according to the agency’s online outage map.

That figure is down from more than 800 customers affected by outages in Staten Island earlier Tuesday and more than 10,000 customers in the dark the day before.

Officials blamed the outage on days of excessive heat and said electricity was expected to be restored by 10:30 a.m. By 12:30 p.m., a little more than 100 customers were without power.

A spokesperson for ConEd told PIX11 News the agency requested additional generators for Staten Island as a third straight day of suffocating heat and dangerous humidity loomed.

Scattered outages, some of them major, dotted the five boroughs Monday as ConEd lowered voltage in Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and urged customers to conserve energy during one of the hottest days of the year. The agency asked residents not to use energy-hungry appliances like washers and dryers or air conditioners when possible.

All AC unit should be set to 78 degrees to optimize energy conservation and keep residents safely cool, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday afternoon.

In addition to city outages, New Jersey and Long Island had their own struggles with energy that spilled into Tuesday.

More than 3,700 PSEG customers on Long Island were without power as of 7:15 a.m. Continuing outages in New Jersey were affecting about 60 PSEG customers.