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Thousands without power Tuesday across NY, NJ after storms Monday night

Posted at 4:43 AM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 11:23:23-04

After massive heat-wave related power outages in southeast Brooklyn Sunday through Monday, more outages are affecting the tri-state area after severe thunderstorms hit Monday afternoon and night.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, Con Ed reports 4,880 customers without power across New York City and Westchester County, most of which are in Brooklyn and Queens.

The utility company says it expects power to be restored for a "vast majority" of customers by 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Across Brooklyn there are 3,184 Con Ed customers without power, as of 10 a.m., while over in Queens, 1,293 Con Ed customers are without power.

Con Ed says 113 customers in Manhattan are experiencing outages, as of 10 a.m.

While just 18 customers in Staten Island are without power, there are just six customers in the Bronx with outages.

About 266 Con Ed Customers in Westchester County are without power this morning.

Out on Long Island, PSEG reports 3,366 customers affected by outages, with the majority in Nassau County.

Over in New Jersey, over 205,351 total customers are still without service as of 11 a.m., with nearly 99,000 of those outages in Monmouth County alone, according to outage maps on both PSEG and Jersey Central Light & Power.

Other areas with the most outages include Ocean County, with over 37,000 customers affected, and Burlington County, in which over 33,000 customers have no power.

Monday night, over 300,000 customers across New Jersey were dealing with outages when the storms hit, Governor Phil Murphy said on Twitter.

"We urge all residents without power to make sure their outage is called in and to keep clear of downed lines," Governor Murphy tweeted Monday. "Residents in need of a cooling center or other shelter should call 2-1-1 for the location nearest to them."

Monday night's power problems in Queens are likely because of downed tree limbs on power lines, Con Ed spokesperson Sydney Alvarez said.