Power outages in CNY and New York City
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 03:21:55 GMT —
More than 4,000 homes and businesses across Central New York are without power as superstorm Sandy pummeled the region with high winds and rain Monday night.
Here in Central New York, as of 6:30 a.m. National Grid reports more than 1,600 are without power in Oswego County, 2,600 in Wayne County, 1,700 in Herkimer County, 500 in Oneida County, 300 in Jefferson County and nearly 200 in Onondaga County.
Monroe County officials issued an evacuation Monday night order for about 2,200 homes on Lake Ontario in the Rochester after wind-driven waves slammed the shoreline in the city and the neighboring town of Greece.
More than 20,000 customers are without power in the Rochester area Tuesday morning.
Most of the power outages outside New York City are in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Sullivan counties, where more than 200,000 customers are without electricity.
Many Central New York schools and organizations have canceled or delayed classes Tuesday after many either called off classes Monday or sent students home early.
(Information from the Associated Press and National Grid was used in this report)