There could be a lot of people late for work in Chenango County today.

New York State Electric and Gas is looking into the cause of a big power outage in Chenango County early this morning.

Emergency Services officials say the power went out to residents primarily in Norwich, Oxford and Preston a little after 3, possibly as a result of a problem with some NYSEG substation or other equipment.

NYSEG said at around 4 that over 18-hundred customers were without power.

According to the utility’s website, power was expected to be back on by 7 a-m.

NYSEG officials were not available to comment on what caused the power interruption and Emergency Services officials say they were only advised that crews were working on the problem.

Updates on power outages and projected restoration times can be found at www.nyseg.com/Outages.

News Radio 1290 WNBF will update information as it becomes available to us.