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NY: 470,000 utility customers still blacked out

August 30, 2011
Associated Press

ALBANY (AP) - State officials say 470,000 New York utility customers are still without electricity two days after Tropical Storm Irene.

They say 240,000 of the outages are on Long Island, with 53,000 more in the rest of the New York City metro area.

Another 177,000 customers don't have power upstate as of Tuesday morning.

The outages peaked at about 945,000 Monday morning.

Con Edison expects most of its New York City customers to have service by Tuesday night and by Thursday in Westchester County. Long Island Power Authority and Orange and Rockland customers should have service restored by Friday night.

Other utilities expect to bring customers back on line over the next several days, but New York State Electric and Gas expects longer outages because of flooding in its territory.



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