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NYSEG Tree Trimming Angers Binghamton Residents

Some people who live on Binghamton's West Side are upset with tree pruning being done by a contractor hired by New York State Electric and Gas.

Crews working for Nelson Tree Service have been trimming trees along Riverside Drive and nearby streets

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Storms Knock Out Power In Binghamton Area

Thousands of NYSEG customers in the Southern Tier lost electric service Wednesday afternoon as strong thunderstorms moved through the region.

As of early afternoon, more than 1500 Broome County utility customers were without power

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Binghamton Tree Pruning Underway

City officials are advising Binghamton residents that crews are pruning trees in an effort to minimize power outages.

According to information released by City Hall, Nelson Tree Service will be doing the work for NYSEG

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Ice, Wind Cause Few Power Outages In Binghamton Area

The nasty weather knocked out electric service for hundreds of Iberdrola USA customers in upstate New York but few problems were reported in the Southern Tier.

A mixture of snow, freezing rain and freezing drizzle, accompanied by gusty winds, apparently triggered power interruptions in some areas

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Winds Knock Out Power in Broome, Tioga Counties

Full electric service had been restored to hundreds of NYSEG customers in Broome and Tioga counties who lost power because of the stormy weather over the past day.

Many customers along Vestal Parkway and Vestal Road lost electricity for hours early today

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Downtown Binghamton Detour Due to Gas Leak

NYSEG crews this afternoon were working near the downtown Binghamton roundabout to repair a natural gas leak.

Chenango Street was closed to southbound traffic between Henry and Court streets. Chenango Street remained open to northbound traffic

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NYSEG Crews Looking for Stray Voltage Conditions

New York State Electric and Gas has announced the utility is starting another round of stray voltage testing.

NYSEG - and sister utility Rochester Gas and Electric - plan to conduct the tests throughout the year

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NYSEG: Blasted by State Officials, Praised by Industry Group

Electricity restoration work by New York State Electric and Gas in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was criticized by some top state government representatives. But the utility's efforts following the devastating storm are being hailed by the Edison Electric Institute

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NYSEG’s Parent Company Has Credit Rating Lowered

Standard and Poor's Ratings Service has dropped the credit rating for the Spain-based company that owns New York State Electric and Gas because of the economic woes overseas.

The rating agency reviewed Iberdrola's rating because the company generates over half of its revenue from Spain which is currently in a recession

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Helicopter Used By NYSEG Crashes in Corning

A helicopter that was being used by New York State Electric and Gas to inspect transmission lines in Steuben County crashed around midday Thursday.

Police at the scene in the city of Corning reported there were no survivors

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