power outages

Con Ed prepping for storm, potential power outages
News Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 4:10PM

The high winds and heavy rains expected with Hurricane Sandy may knock out power in areas of the city.  In preparation for the storm, Con Edison has thousands of employees working around the clock to respond to any problems with electric, gas, and steam systems. “ The company has secured over 700 external contractors, including line workers, [...]

City agencies prepping for “Frankenstorm”
Central Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 3:14PM

With Hurricane Sandy barreling toward the city, city agencies are preparing for the possible massive storm. The heavy rain and strong winds can cause unsafe conditions throughout the public transportation system and on the city’s bridges and tunnels.  No decision has been made yet as to whether there will be any service stoppages during the storm. “We [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/22/2012 at 7:15AM

Heat Brings Outages, Voltage Reductions To Some; Fun To Others The second day of near-triple-digit temperatures brought power outages and voltage reductions to thousands across the city. As of 10 p.m. Thursday evening, Con Edison is reporting more than 2,500 outages across the five boroughs. 1,019 of those outages are in Brooklyn, while 906 are [...]