A portion of Greenacres went dark on Tuesday evening July 17th at 6:10 pm. With temperatures well into the 90’s and high humidity, most had their air conditioning running at the time of the blackout. After taking the report, Con Edison used their robo calling system to let residents know that they would have the power restored by 2 am and many anticipated a long hot night as they ate dinner in the dark.
But fortunately, just as the sun went down the power came back on at 8:35 pm. What a relief!
We contacted Sandra Miller at Con Edison to find out what had happened and how the strike may have impacted service in Scarsdale. Here is what she shared:
“There was an outage to 75 customers in Scarsdale last evening from about 6:15 to 8:25 pm. The cause was a blown fuse on a pole at Brook Lane and Walworth Avenue. Crews were dispatched and restored service. We will be monitoring the weather today as thunderstorms are predicted for later this afternoon. Our focus is to keep the power flowing and maintain reliable service as the company works to have the contract dispute with the union resolved. Talks resume today. “