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National Grid Restores Power to 98% of Upstate New York Customers Impacted by Storm

April 22, 2022
Up to 18 inches of heavy, wet snow fell on some portions of the region, accompanied by wind gusts of up to 50 mph.

National Grid crews worked tirelessly over April 20 and 21 to restore power to 230,500, or 98%, of the nearly 234,500 upstate New York customers impacted by damaging snow and windstorm that caused significant and widespread damage across Central, Eastern and Northern New York. Up to 18 inches of heavy, wet snow fell on some portions of the region, accompanied by wind gusts of up to 50 mph, leaving in its wake hundreds of broken utility poles, damaged transformers, toppled trees, tree limbs and downed wires.

“Our field force has endured challenging weather and road conditions to safely restore power to our customers, and we thank every one of them for their professionalism and commitment,” said Matt Barnett, National Grid’s Vice President of New York Electric Operations. “Crews will remain in the field completing the labor-intensive repairs until the last outage is restored.”

Barnett also expressed his thanks for first responders and local community support. “We are grateful for the many police, fire, public works, municipal officials, and other volunteers who continue to support our customers and our communities during the post-storm recovery.”

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