O&R Interrupts Service to 1,460 to Perform Emergency Repairs at Rio; Technicians Estimate Electric Service Due Back On By 3 p.m.

O&R today planned to interrupt electric service at approximately 1:45 p.m. to about 1,460 customers served by the Rio substation so that technicians could safely perform emergency repairs at the location.

O&R estimates that repairs with be completed and electric service restored by 3 p.m.    


Key equipment within the substation malfunctioned last night resulting in an unplanned outage. Emergency repairs overnight temporarily restored power to the station, but permanent repairs were needed to be made today.


Communities affected by this outage are: Barryville, Pond Eddy, Lumberland, Glen Spey, Eldred, Mohican Lake, Highland Lake, Millrift, Forestburgh, Godeffroy, Mongaup and Sparrowbush.

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