NY Substation Fire Cuts Power

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 02:06 PM gHale


More than 60,000 people remained in the dark in several New York counties Thursday night after a fire erupted at NYSEG substation.

About 61,000 people lost power in Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan and Westchester counties before 10 p.m. Most of the outages were in Putnam, with nearly 38,000 residents without power.

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Power ended up restored around 1 a.m. Friday for most residents, according to NYSEG’s Twitter feed.

NYSEG said on Twitter “a fire at the Carmel substation disrupted the feed to several other stations and parts of our transmission system.”

The company estimated all power ended up restored between 1 and 3 a.m. Friday.