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Con Edison sending crews to areas affected by Matthew

NEW YORK — Con Edison is planning to send approximately 100 personnel and contractors to areas affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The power company announced Sunday the workers would be heading to the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia and the northeastern sections of North Carolina, according to a news release. The workers are expected to leave New York Sunday afternoon.

Crews will be assisting local utility crews in these areas and helping to restore power to over 300,000 customers who have been affected by flooding, wind and rain.

Con Edison serves a 1,350 square-mile-area in the tri-state area and provides utility services such as electricity, gas and steam to customers in southeastern New York and nearby sections of New Jersey.