Con Edison Makes Progress on Storm Blackouts

About 20,000 customers remain powerless in New York City and Westchester County

Saturday, Nov 10, 2012  |  Updated 11:40 AM EDT
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Con Edison Makes Progress on Storm Blackouts

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Con Edison says the lights are back on in 98 percent of homes that lost power during Sandy and Wednesday's nor'easter.

About 20,000 customers remain powerless in New York City and Westchester County. That's down from a peak of over 1 million affected by the storms.

The figure does not include the 35,000 customers whose homes or businesses were damaged in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

All Staten Island homes that can accept electricity have regained power. About 47 customers in Manhattan do not have electricity. Brooklyn has 4,200 power outages. Queens has 6,000, the Bronx has 890 and Westchester has 8,500.

The utility says nearly all Hurricane Sandy outages will be restored by Sunday.

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