NEW YORK — Thousands of residents across New York and New Jersey woke up without power Tuesday morning as a fall nor’easter battered the region.
Utility companies worked throughout the morning and afternoon to restore electricity to as many customers as possible before another round of rain and wind hits the tri-state area Tuesday evening.
As of 7:30 p.m., more than 1,130 outages were reported, with the majority found in Central New Jersey and Suffolk County on Long Island.
- PSE&G reported about 242 customers without power Tuesday evening, with the majority of outages located in Hudson and Union counties.
- Jersey Central Power & Light reported about 140 customers without power, with the majority in Hunterdon County.
- Con Edison reported about 233 customers without power, the majority of which were located in Westchester.
- PSEG Long Island reported 90 customers without power, 79 of which are located in Suffolk County.
Flash flood watches were extended further into Tuesday evening, and wind advisories have been posted for Nassau, Western Suffolk and Coastal Fairfield Counties.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone issued a state of emergency and urged residents to not let their guard down as the rain subsided in the afternoon since more showers and gusty winds were expected later in the day.