NYSEG Responds to Ice Storm

The Ice storm affected more than 48,0000 across northern portions of the United States. In Plattsburgh, close to one hundred emergency planners are on duty at New York State Electric and Gas…  Dick Marion is the Public Liason Officer for the storm event in NYSEG’s Plattsburgh Division.. We spoke with Marion just outside NYSEG’s Storm Command Headquarters on Route 22 in Plattsburgh..  He says management of this emergency has been a team effort which started right from their first phone calls with NOAA.. As of 4:30 on Sunday, NYSEG had worked down the number of customers without power to about 300.. But Marion says that number was about 1,700 Early on Sunday – and Mid Afternoon about 3,800…

AUDIO – 122313 – Ice Storm

In addition to the support operation at NYSEG headquarters, emergency management also includes careful placement of line crews throughout the region..

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Following Superstorm Sandy, Governor Cuomo and the legislature was clear about his goal to improve emergency response.. We asked Marion about how things have progressed since then.. He was stationed in their Brewster division..  Crews were working through the night to make sure everyone who had lost power would have their power restored and Marion says they’ll stay right there until the entire storm event has passed and everyone has power restored.

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