NYSEG and RG&E Prepare for Expected Severe Winds Across The State
Rochester, NY, February 16, 2006 – In anticipation of severe winds that are expected to move through the state over the next 12 to 24 hours, NYSEG and RG&E are preparing to respond quickly and efficiently to possible power interruptions.
NYSEG and RG&E have been monitoring the path and the strength of the cold front that will spawn the wind for more than 24 hours. “Company personnel are on alert, we are in contact with neighboring utilities for possible assistance, contractors are lined up, supplies are available and our customer relations centers are prepared,” said Mike Conroy, vice president of operations.
NYSEG and RG&E urge customers to avoid downed power lines. Even lines that appear dead can be deadly. NYSEG customers should call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed power lines or other hazardous situations. RG&E customers should call 1.800.743.1701.