The Putnam Examiner

Driving Restriction Lifted in Putnam; Power Restoration by Sunday Night

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Putnam County is starting to the see the light at the end of the storm troubles. The driving restriction has been lifted and NYSEG, the primary power company of the county, has said that it expects power to be restored to a majority of its customers by Sunday night.
County Executive MaryEllen Odell rescinded the restriction on non-essential vehicle traffic on Thursday evening.

“This restriction was for the safety of Putnam County residents as well as assisting the highway and utility crews by limiting the traffic so they could start the restoration expeditiously,” she said. “Though the restriction has been lifted, our roads still pose hidden dangers.  Please drive slowly and carefully with caution.”

Schools within the county remained closed on Friday, but Carmel High School is having its scheduled SAT tests on Saturday, Nov. 3 as planned.

NYSEG expects to have most of it service interruptions in the area restored by midnight, Sunday, Nov. 4. “The remaining customers will have service restored by midnight Wednesday, Nov.7,” the NYSEG website stated. “This assessment is based on identified damage. As restoration work is completed, we sometimes find additional damage and that can sometimes extend restoration times.”

As of Thursday night there were still 17,987 NYSEG customers in Putnam County without power. Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation has 290 customers still without power in Putnam.

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