Dry Ice, Bottled Water Distribution Planned in Broome and Tioga
UPDATED: Revised location of dry ice and bottled water distribution sites.
More than 10,000 NYSEG customers in the Binghamton area are still without electricity and the utility says some may not have their power restored until sometime during the weekend.
With restoration efforts taking longer than originally expected, NYSEG says it plans to distribute dry ice and bottled water at several locations.
In Broome County, distribution sites will be set up at the Boulevard United Methodist Church at 113 Grand Boulevard in Binghamton, the Endwell fire station on Country Club Road, the Vestal fire station on Owego Road and the East Maine Fire Station on East Maine Road.
In Tioga County, dry ice and water will be available at the Apalachin fire station at 230 Pennsylvania Avenue.
NYSEG customers will be able to pick up ice and water starting at 11 a.m. Friday. They should bring identification to verify they live in an affected outage area.
Utility officials now expect most power will be restored by Saturday evening.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.
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