NEW YORK – Con Edison has reduced voltage to some customers in its New York City and Westchester County service area due to problems on electrical equipment serving those areas.
The company has currently reduced voltage in the following neighborhoods where customers are being asked to conserve.
– In Manhattan: Central-East Harlem.
– In Staten Island: New Brighton, St. George, Tompkinsville, Brighton Heights, Ward Hill, Stapleton, Grymes Hill, Clifton, Silver Lake, Rosebank, Ft. Wadsworth, Grasmere, Concord, Arrochar, South Beach, Ocean Breeze, Midland Beach, Grant City, New Dorp, and Dongan Hills.
– In Brooklyn and Queens: East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, City Line, Richmond Hill, Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Midwood, Flatbush and East Flatbush.
– In Westchester County: parts of Croton-on–Hudson, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Mount Pleasant, Sleepy Hollow, Mount Vernon, Pelham Manor, Pelham, New Rochelle, Bronxville and Eastchester.
– A portion of the northeast Bronx from Pelham Parkway north to the Westchester County line.
The voltage reductions were done as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service as company crews work to repair the problems. Con Edison is asking customers in those areas not to use appliances such as washers, dryers, and other energy-intensive equipment, and to turn off lights and televisions when not needed until the equipment problems are resolved.
Customers can report power interruptions or service problems as well as view service restoration information online at www.conEd.com and on their cell phones and PDAs. Customers may also call Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.
The equipment problems in the neighborhoods have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system. Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers both directly and through the media as the situation warrants. The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management.