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Utility Companies Work To Restore Power In The HV

May 17, 2018
Courtesy of Central Hudson

Utility companies have been distributing dry ice and bottled water as they work to restore power to tens of thousands of customers in the Hudson Valley following Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms.

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The New York state Department of Public Service will hold public hearings over the next two weeks about the response of the state’s seven major utility companies to winter storms in March.

Following two massive snowstorms that left large portions of the Hudson Valley in the dark, elected officials, from Congress to town supervisors, have berated utility companies that serve the lower Hudson Valley for their response to the first storm. Westchester County Executive George Latimer is calling for the CEOs of two power companies to step down.

Two New York state senators from the Hudson Valley are calling for a hearing on utility companies’ response to the storm that left large portions of the Hudson Valley in the dark.