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Con Edison asks Westchester County customers to conserve energy

Posted at 7:39 PM, Aug 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 19:47:23-04

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. — Con Edison is asking customers in Westchester County to conserve energy while crews work to repair equipment.

Customers in parts of Yonkers, Eastchester, Bronxville, Tuckahoe and Greenburgh are affected.

The boundaries of the affected area are Ashford Avenue to the north, the Cross County Parkway to the south, Saw Mill River Road to the west and White Plains road to the east.

Voltage has been reduced by five percent in this area in order to protect equipment as crews make repairs.

Residents in affected areas of Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island should still make an effort to conserve energy, as Con Edison’s calls for energy reduction are still in effect for those customers.

Customers can report outages and check service status online.

Con Edison reported Saturday that the peak demand for power reached an all-time weekend high at 4 p.m.

Customers in New York City and Westchester county received 11,855 megawatts of power from Con Edison at that hour, setting a new record.

Previously, the highest record for a peak power demand on a weekend day happened on July 23, 2011 when customers received over 11,533 megawatts of power.