Wakefield residents express concerns over lack of reliable electricity

Some Wakefield residents were coping with a power outage Friday that came amid sweltering heat and a heat advisory.

News 12 Staff

Aug 27, 2021, 10:44 PM

Updated 969 days ago

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Some Wakefield residents were coping with a power outage Friday that came amid sweltering heat and a heat advisory and now may go overnight into Saturday. 
Residents on East 228th Street told News 12 that the power outage began around 5 a.m. Friday. It seems to have affected multiple buildings on the block.
Residents say that the block has always dealt with low voltage levels in the past, but it has never been this bad.
Con Edison has shared with News 12 Friday afternoon that they have received calls from about 15 addresses in the area. They said underground and overhead crews were working to restore the power.  
Although there's a bit of power for some apartments to turn on their lights, it is still not enough to power up air conditioning units, microwaves or televisions. Some streetlights are out as well. 
Residents are tired of the outage, and it has been a very long day without electricity.
News 12 checked in with Con Edison again Friday evening to see if they could give an estimate on when the power will be restored. They said it depends on what they find, as their crew evaluates the underground equipment.




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