Major winter storm causes power outages across NY, NJ

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Con Edison power outages in snow

File photo: Con Edison works on power outages amid snow.

NEW YORK — As a major nor’easter continued slamming the tri-state region with heavy snow and strong winds Thursday morning, some residents woke up to power outages.

As of 3:15 p.m., the following outages were reported across our area:

Con Edison

  • Brooklyn: 162 customers without service
  • Bronx: 94 customers without service
  • Manhattan: 22 customers without service
  • Queens: 152 customers without service
  • Staten Island: 37 customers without service (as of noon, numbers have not been updated since)
  • Westchester: 47 customers without service

PSE&G Long Island

  • 400 customers without service, with the majority in Suffolk County

PSEG New Jersey

  • Around 70 customers without service, primarily spread across Bergen, Union and Essex counties

Jersey City Power & Light

  • 101 customers without service, primarily in Monmouth county

Orange & Rockland

  • 115 customers in Orange County, New York without service
  • 10 customers in Rockland, New York without service

Officials have encouraged people to stay off the roads so municipal crews can clear roads and utility crews can restore power if necessary.

A spokesperson for PSE&G on Long Island gave the PIX11 Morning News an update on outages and how crews are working to restore service:

PSEG update: Long Island power outages amid snowstorm

You can report an outage to PSE&G through their mobile app, website or call center.

Con Ed’s Alfonso Quiroz also reminded New Yorkers to stay away from downed power lines.

Since Sandy, Quiroz said Con Edison has spent over $1 billion to improve infrastructure to help make sure customers keep power.

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