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  • NYSEG, RG&E prepare for storm

  • New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas and Electric said they are preparing for possible power outages as nasty weather is expected to bear down on the Northeast.
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  • New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas and Electric said they are preparing for possible power outages as nasty weather is expected to bear down on the Northeast.
    While some areas may see heavy, wet snow, other regions may experience ice or high winds that could damage electricity delivery systems, the utility companies said in release.
    Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E, stated that while employees are prepared to respond to power interruptions 24/7, "in a case like this all of our employees across the state are on heightened alert. Our customer relations centers and operations personnel are prepared, and we are ensuring that materials are on hand to repair any damage to our electricity delivery systems."
     
    The companies said the public can help by staying safe and informing the companies of unsafe conditions such as downed power lines. NYSEG customers call 1 (800) 572-1131; RG&E call 1 (800) 743-1701.
    Before a storm strikes, anyone who uses life-sustaining equipment that operates on electricity should contact their utility right away (NYSEG: 1(800) 572-1111; RG&E: 1(800) 743-2110. Customers may be enrolled in a critical customer program or provided specific advice on how to prepare for power interruptions.
    To report a power interruption, contact NYSEG at 1 (800) 572-1131; RG&E at 1 (800) 743-1701. For more information and safety tips, or to report Interruptions, visit nyseg.com orrge.com.
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