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Sandy Knocks Out Power To 70 Percent Of Rye Tuesday

About 4,300 customers were without power in Rye Tuesday afternoon.
About 4,300 customers were without power in Rye Tuesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Map Courtesy Con Edison

Updated at 5 p.m. Tuesday

An estimated 4,350 customers were without power in Rye at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Con Edison officials were uncertain when power would be restored to the area.

RYE, N.Y. – Hurricane Sandy wiped out power to nearly 70 percent of all customers in Rye as of Tuesday morning, according to Con Edison reports.

An estimated 4,204 out of 6,070 customers in Rye were without power at 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to Con Edison reports. In the Village of Rye Brook, 2,747 out of 3,720 customers were without power. Authorities said the height of the storm was expected to hit the area late Monday, but that intermittent power outages could be expected all day Tuesday. Roughly 163,824 out of 348,198 customers throughout Westchester County were without power Tuesday morning.

Con Edison officials could not determine Tuesday morning when a majority of the outages would be repaired.

More than 650,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County lost power due to Hurricane Sandy, Con Edison representatives said early Tuesday.

“This is the largest storm-related outage in our history,” said Con Edison Senior Vice President for Electric Operations John Miksad in a press release. The company noted that the previous record was “more than 200,000 customers affected by Hurricane Irene in 2011,” according to the release.

Miksad noted that crews would need to assess damage prior making to repairs, adding that “low-lying areas of New York City and Westchester County remained under water,” according to the release. Officials noted that more than 180 roads closed throughout Westchester County.

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