POUGHKEEPSIE – Central Hudson has restored power to more than 92 percent of customers who were impacted by the severe thunderstorms that moved through Ulster County on Wednesday evening and will look to complete restoration efforts on Friday.
As of 8:30 a.m. approximately 1,500 customers were without power, with the majority located in Hurley, Marbletown, Town of Ulster, and the City of Kingston.
“The majority of our customers have had power restored, but we will continue to respond with a full complement of internal line and tree workers, contractors and mutual aid crews to complete this effort,” said Ryan Hawthorne, vice president of Electric Engineering and Operations at Central Hudson. “We know how important electric service is to our customers and we appreciate their patience as we make repairs. We expect to have the remaining customers restored by Friday afternoon.”
Central Hudson will distribute dry ice and bottled waterto customers on Friday at Kingston Plaza – 151 Plaza Rd., Kingston from 10 a.m. to Noon.
Residents are advised to exercise an abundance of caution around downed power lines by staying at least 30 feet away and remember that downed lines can become entangled and hidden in fallen limbs. Residents should also remember to assume any downed power lines are live.