A storm that Con Edison claims caused some of the worst power outages in decades left over 14,670 Bronx residents without power in different areas of the borough. Trees and utility poles collapsed or snapped under the force of winds blowing up to 60 miles per hour on Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14.
Con Edison spokesman Chris Olart said that the customers in the borough were affected by the nor’easter that swept through the area, and noted that the utility’s first priority was to restore power to all its customers. As of mid-day Tuesday, March 16, Con Edison had restored power to over 12,000 customers.
“Our goal is to get all customers back online by [Wednesday] evening,” Olart said. “One of the big reasons this has taken so long is just the sheer amount of downed trees and power lines. We have