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Utility calls storm among worst in 50 years

Utility calls storm among worst in 50 years Photo: File/ WNYT.

March 03, 2018 06:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A utility is calling the nor'easter that struck New York State one of the most powerful storms to hit its customers in a half century.
    
Central Hudson made the claim Saturday as it informed customers it had already restored electricity to over half of the nearly 110,000 customers who lost power in Friday's storm. It said it hoped to have most power restored by Wednesday.
    
They were among over 200,000 customers across the state grappling with a power loss. The hardest hit area, measured by power outages, was Westchester County, where about 80,000 homes lacked power.
    
Con Edison, which is trying to reconnect nearly 60,000 customers, says outages resulted when high winds and heavy snow damaged the overhead electrical-delivery system. NYSEG was also trying to reconnect thousands of customers there.

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