NYSEG has reported the largest weather-related power outage ever to occur in New York State.
The company’s Manager of Corporate Communications Julio Sanez said NYSEG had crews ready to work Monday night in anticipation of weather events, according to WBNG. He said heavy snow made trees and powerlines fall down and cause power outages.
NYSEG reported 100,000 customers without power in the Southern Tier, with roughly 50,000 of those in the Binghamton area. Sanez said residents should prepare for power not to be restored for at least 24 hours.
According to a press release from Governor Kathy Hochul’s office, there were about 195,000 total New York households reported to be without power on Tuesday.
Residents should not contact 911 for power restoration updates, said Broome County officials at a press conference on Tuesday. You can contact NYSEG directly on their website to report power outages.