Power Restoration Update: Thousands Still Out in the Hudson Valley
Earlier this morning (Sept 9, 2023) Central Hudson posted an update for Hudson Valley Customers who are still without power.
They shared a video on their official Facebook page and updated the dry ice and bottled water locations. See the list shared below. New locations have been added including Dutchess County. Only one location in Highland is the same as Friday's list.
Central Hudson Hopes to Have Power Completely Restored Today
As of this morning (Saturday, Sept 9, 2023), Central Hudson reported that they still have crews out repairing lines and restoring power to customers in the entire area with most of the outages still being in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties. They said that as of 8:30 AM out of the 55,000 customers with outages after the storm, only approximately 7,500 were still without power.
“Our dedicated crews in the field continue to make significant progress, but with nearly 400 individual damage locations remaining, there is still work to be done,” said Ryan Hawthorne, Vice President of Electric Engineering and Operations. “With a field force of more than 560 line and tree clearance professionals, including internal crews, contractors and mutual assistance, I am confident we will have the vast majority of impacted customers restored by the end of the day.” (Central Hudson via Facebook)
Central Hudson Release Video of Storm Damage Being Repaired in the Hudson Valley
Dry Ice & Bottled Water Now Available in Ulster and Dutchess Counties
Central Hudson Updates Customers on Saturday Morning
Current weather models are calling for isolated thunderstorms again on Saturday, though they are not expected to be as strong as the storms that impacted the area on Thursday or Friday. These storms could cause hazardous conditions that may slow restoration efforts or possibly cause additional outages. When several severe weather events impact customers over consecutive days, Central Hudson works to restore the customers who have been out the longest first. (Central Hudson via Facebook)