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Orange and Rockland Utilities Estimates Power Back at 9 P.M. Today for 6,000 Remaining Customers Out of Service From Thursday Night Storms

Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) estimates that power will be restored by 9 p.m. today to the approximately 6,000 remaining Orange County customers whose power was knocked out by a series of severe thunderstorms that rocked northern Orange County late last night and into this morning.

Approximately 16,000 O&R customers in all lost electric service when trees, toppled by the storm, fell into O&R electric transmission lines, and damaged them. Those lines feed four substations that provide service to customers in Deer Park, Westtown, Port Jervis and Cuddebackville.

O&R crews worked through the night last night to restore service to approximately 7,000 of the 16,000 customers whose power was knocked out by the storm. Approximately 3,000 of the remaining customers were restored to service through the day today with the final remaining approximately 6,000 customers from last night’s transmission outage are due to be restored to service as of 9 p.m this evening.

The majority of the Orange County customers affected by the outage were from: Port Jervis, Deerpark, Minisink, and Wawayanda.

About O&R

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York. 


O&R’s Customers

O&R serves the following communities in New York: Airmont, Bloomingburg, Blooming Grove, Chester Town, Chester Village, Chestnut Ridge, Clarkstown, Crawford, Deerpark, Florida, Forestburgh, Goshen Town, Goshen Village, Grand View, Greenwood Lake, Greenville, Harriman, Haverstraw Town, Haverstraw Village, Highland Falls, Highlands, Hillburn, Kaser, Kiryas Joel, Lumberland, Mamakating, Middletown, Minisink, Monroe Town, Monroe Village, Montebello, Mount Hope, New Hempstead, New Square, Nyack, Orangetown, Otisville, Palm Tree, Piermont, Pomona, Port Jervis, Ramapo, Sloatsburg, South Blooming Grove, South Nyack, Spring Valley, Stony Point, Suffern, Tuxedo Town, Tuxedo Park, Unionville, Upper Nyack, Wesley Hills, Wallkill, Warwick Town, Warwick Village, Washingtonville, Wawayanda, West Haverstraw, Woodbury, Woodbury Village, Wurtsboro. 


O&R, as Rockland Electric Company, serves the following communities in New Jersey: Allendale, Alpine, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Franklin Lakes, Harrington Park, Mahwah, Haworth (part), Montague, Montvale, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan (part), Ramsey, Ringwood (part), Rivervale (part), Rockleigh, Saddle River (part), Upper Saddle River, Wantage (part), Vernon (part), West Milford (part), Wyckoff (part).