Power restored after NYSEG substation fire leaves thousands in the dark

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NEW YORK — More than 60,000 people were left in the dark in several New York counties Thursday night after a fire erupted at NYSEG substation.

About 61,000 people lost power in Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan and Westchester counties before 10 p.m. Most of the outages are in Putnam, with nearly 38,000 residents without power.

Power was restored around 1 a.m. for most residents, according to NYSEG’s Twitter. About 800 people still did not have power.

NYSEG said on Twitter “a fire at the Carmel substation disrupted the feed to several other stations and parts of our transmission system.”

The company estimated power to be restored between 1 and 3 a.m. Friday.

For updates on restoration time, visit NYSEG website here.