Power outage slams Staten Island for 2nd time in 24 hours, at least 3,800 affected

David Caplan
July 17, 2019 - 6:58 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A power outage slammed Staten Island Wednesday night -- the second outage in 24 hours to hit the borough -- leaving more than 3,800 customers without power, according to New York City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo, who represents Staten Island.

He said ConEd expects power to be restored between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

"In the meantime, I have requested the NYPD to send patrol cars to major intersections on Hylan where lights are out," he tweeted.

The outage was affecting areas including New Dorp Beach, Grant City and Oakwood Beach.

Initially, the outage affected 3,500 customers but it was later upped to 3,800.

Congressman Max Rose, who represents parts of Staten Island, also tweeted "Monitoring the current power outage on Staten Island. Word from ConEd is the outage is affecting approx. 3,500 customers in the New Dorp, Oakwood, and Grant City neighborhoods. Outage is from equipment failure, expected return is 10pm." 

Matteo, along with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and City Council member Mark Treyger, sent a letter to ConEd president Timothy Cawley to "express concern" about the utility's "ability to meet the demands of this weekend's extreme heat wave." 

Citing today's outages, Matteo tweeted, "This is exactly why @CoreyinNYC, @MarkTreyger718 and I sent letter to @ConEdison today. They need to be better and fix these problems. It’s only going to get hotter."