Con Ed adds 600 contractors as it works to restore power to thousands

More than 19,000 Con Edison customers across the city are still in the dark five days after Tropical Storm Isaias walloped the region.

News 12 Staff

Aug 9, 2020, 1:56 PM

Updated 1,385 days ago

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More than 19,000 Con Edison customers across the city are still in the dark five days after Tropical Storm Isaias walloped the region.

The utility company says 600 additional contractors will arrive today and work around the clock to restore power.

MORE COVERAGE: Con Edison expects power outages in Bronx, Brooklyn to be restored by Sunday night

Con Edison says it plans to work on areas that have been impacted the hardest like Baychester, Riverdale, Throgs Neck and Sheepshead Bay.

It also is allowing customers who have been without power for more than two days to fill out a claim to be reimbursed for items that may have spoiled due to the outage.

Con Edison tells News 12 that the storm caused damage to infrastructure that require extensive repairs. The company says if there are downed wires in the area, residents should not touch them because they could be live.
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