Thousands Without Power in Broome & Chenango Counties
New York State Electric and Gas is reporting over 2,500 customers in Broome County without power as of 8 a.m. October 24.
According to the NYSEG website, power was also reported out to around 1,000 customers in Chenango County.
Broome County Emergency Services officials say they were aware of power out in some areas although the scope had been unclear. There had been no word from the utility concerning what was behind such a wide area losing power.
According to the Outage Central listing, areas like the Towns of Barker, Fenton (hardest hit with 1,159 customers, many of those in Port Crane), Greene, Triangle, Plymouth and Willet as well as the Village of Whitney Point were experiencing power interruption.
Authorities reported in the areas where the power was out, traffic lights were also generally not operating. Motorists should remember anytime a traffic signal is not operating, that intersection should be treated as a four-way stop.
At 8 a.m. , NYSEG was predicting power to be restored to most customers by 10:15 a.m.