Sun Is Out, But So Is Power [UPDATE]

ConEd works to return electricity to city; juice expected back around 6 p.m.

[Updated 1:34 p.m.]

Powerful winds Thursday morning have left a cluster of White Plains power customers in the dark.

With gusts reaching upward of 50 miles-per-hour—and coupled with harsh morning rains—about 150 White Plains residences were without juice as of 10:20 a.m. Thursday, according to ConEd.

The number has since decreased to only a handful.

Affected area included over 100 in the South Lexington-Maple Avenue region. Restoration time is slated for 6 p.m. today, officials said.

Officials with ConEd told Patch yesterday that preparations were underway.

"Extra crews will be available to respond to any power outages caused by strong winds," the company said.

ConEd said they are working alongside the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services in case storm responses are needed.

Temperatures today are hovering around 50-degrees, snapping a brutal cold spell and icy conditions.

ConEd was one of many utility companies blasted at a recent state hearing, where residents and politicos alike assailed their response to superstorm Sandy.

Note: this story was originally published at 10:47 a.m.


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