NEW YORK, NY, Jul 20, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- While Con Edison crews work to repair electrical power lines serving
residents of Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Borough Park, and Park Slope,
the company has dispatched customer service vans to the affected
areas and will be distributing dry ice to customers.
Con Edison crews have begun restoring power to customers in the
affected area. Approximately 600 customers have had their power
restored, with approximately 1,150 customers remaining without
Customer service vans have been set up at the following locations,
where dry ice will be distributed beginning at 11a.m.:
-- 41st Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park; and
-- 3rd Avenue between 48th Street and 49th Street in Sunset Park.
For residents picking up dry ice, instructions for safe handling and
disposal are printed on the paper bag containing the ice. Dry ice is
frozen carbon dioxide and should be used only in well-ventilated
areas. Keep children and pets safely away.
Con Edison continues to ask all customers in Sunset Park, Bay Ridge,
Borough Park, and Park Slope to discontinue their use of
non-essential electrical appliances, including air conditioning, until
problems on electrical cables can be resolved.
The company urges customers to report power interruptions or service
problems online at www.conEd.com, or by calling Con Edison's
toll-free customer service number 1-800-75-CON ED (1-800-752-6633).
When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison
account number available, if possible, and report whether their
neighbors also have lost power.
SOURCE: Con Edison Co. of NY, Inc.