NYSEG Prepares for Windy Weather Fallout
New York State Electric and Gas says its aware of the potential for downed power lines due to the storm system expected in much of New York through Thanksgiving morning.
NYSEG says the storm readiness teams have been preparing equipment and crews and have additional contract tree service personnel standing by.
Avangrid, the parent company of NYSEG and Rochester Gas and Electric says, while much of the region is just looking at the impact from high winds bringing down limbs and possibly power lines, the Plattsburgh area has the potential of picking up two to three inches of snow but no high winds.
The utility advises before any storm moves in, you should have flashlights with fresh batteries, non-perishable food and fresh drinking water on hand. Make sure phone batteries are charged and radios and computers that don’t have to be plugged in are available. You should also make sure your vehicle has a full tank of gas.
After a storm, people should stay at least 30 feet away from any wire that is down and assume every wire is a live electrical wire. Notify emergency services immediately of any lines that are down.