More than 100,000 remain without power in Queens


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Con Ed announced that all Queens customers without damaged equipment had theor power restored.

More than 105,000 Queens residents remain without power as Con Edison crews continue clean up and restoration efforts.

More than three times the number of residents lost power during the storm in New York City than during Hurricane Irene last year.

“This is the largest storm-related outage in our history,” said Con Edison Senior Vice President for Electric Operations John Miksad.

Con Ed crews are currently out assessing damage and attempting to restore power.

Customers served by overhead power lines may need to wait at least a week before their electricity is restored. More than 5,000 wires fell during the storm.

“Its going to take a lot of patience,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Crews from as far away as California will aid in Con Ed in restoring power to nearly 750,000 residents still in the dark.

You can also see where current outages are here.